Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: A Place of Wholeness: A Program for Youth Exploring Their Own Unitarian Universalist Faith Journeys

Welcoming and Entering

Materials for Activity

  • Journals for new participants
  • Newsprint, markers and tape

Preparation for Activity

  • Have journals available for visitors or participants who do not have one. Set out supplies for them to personalize the journals during the Welcoming and Entering.
  • Write the Welcome Words and questions on newsprint and post.

Description of Activity

The Welcome Words set the stage for the workshop and spark conversation before the workshop begins. The Welcome Words for today are a quote and questions.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. - 1 John 4:7-8

Questions: How do you know love? What have you done for love?

As participants arrive, invite them to decorate a journal or add to their journals in response to the Welcome Words you have posted. Spend time with visitors and first-time participants to orient them to the program.