Workshop 5: Hope

Workshop 5: Hope
Workshop 5: Hope

In This Section

  • In the depths of my soul There where lies the source of my strength, Where the divine and the human meet, There, quiet your mind, quiet,...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: Perspectives on Hope 15 Activity 2: Story — The Flower Festival 20 Activity...
  • For Unitarian Universalists, hope is part of our religious outlook, and it is part of what drives our work for the goal of world community...
  • Materials for Activity Journals for new participants Newsprint, markers and tape Flowers, a variety of types and enough for all...
  • Materials for Activity Focus table and cloth Chalice, candle, and matches Five smooth stones about the size of a fist Handout 1, Responsive...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Handout 1, Hope Quotes , for all participants and leaders Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story "The Flower Festival" Handout 2, Flower Festival Readings for all participants Copies of Singing...
  • Materials for Activity Four news articles and/or photos about current events that are devastating, destructive, and seemingly hopeless...
  • Materials for Activity Participants' journals Pens or pencils Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for Activity Write I Believe (world...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Singing the Living Tradition for all participants Copies of Taking It Home Optional: A piano accompaniment...
  • Talk with your co-leader about the workshop. What do you think went well? What might you have done differently? Did you learn anything...
  • Materials for Activity Flowers and vases "The Flower Festival" by Reginald Zottoli Handout 2, Flower Festival Readings Singing the Living...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle and matches Preparation for Activity Read the guided meditation so that you are prepared to lead it...
  • Materials for Activity Bouquet of fresh, dried or artificial flowers Vase Ribbon in multiple colors, wide enough to write on Scissors...
  • Materials for Activity Pipe cleaners, garbage bag ties, toothpicks (the kind that are square in the center and round at the ends) or...
  • In the depths of my soul There where lies the source of my strength, Where the divine and the human meet, There, quiet your mind, quiet,...
  • Adapted from The Flower Communion: A Service of Celebration for Religious Liberals by Reginald Zottoli with permission from the Unitarian...
  • Make copies of this handout for all leaders and participants. Quote 1: "Just as despair can come to one another only from other human...
  • Background — Reginald Zottoli Prayer — words of Norbert CapekResponsive Reading — adaptation of words of Norbert Capek. Used with...
  • Follow these instructions to create your own worry doll. When you are finished, tell your worries or problems to the doll and place it...
  • Books Henry, Richard. Norbert Fabian Capek: A Spiritual Journey . Boston: Skinner House, 1999. Loeb, Paul Rogat. Soul of a Citizen: Living...

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