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Workshop 2: Living in Covenant
Workshop 2: Living in Covenant
High School-Aged Youth Faith Development, Leadership Development

Web of Youth Ministry Component: Faith Exploration

This session describes why and how Unitarian Universalists covenant with one another and the world we live in and guides participants in creating a covenant for the year. Download Workshop 2 (PDF) (Word).

Goals

This session will:

  • Explain how and why UUs covenant with one another and the world we live in
  • Provide tools for participants to create a covenant
  • Guide participants in creating a covenant they can live into throughout the year

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Reflect on the reasons Unitarian Universalists use covenant to create community
  • Learn three models for creating covenant they can use within and beyond Unitarian Universalist contexts
  • Brainstorm and create an aspirational covenant

Workshop-at-a-Glance

ACTIVITY

MINUTES

DESCRIPTION

Opening

10

Check In and Chalice Lighting.

Activity 1: Why we Covenant

10

Participants reflect on the reasons UUs use covenant to create sacred communities.

Activity 2: How we Covenant

10

Participants learn three models for creating covenant.

Activity 3: Creating a Covenant

25

Participants brainstorm and create an aspirational covenant for the year.

Closing

5

Sharing a prayer.

Special Notes:

In the Taking it Home handout participants are encouraged to create a personal covenant, a promise them make to themselves about how they want to be in the world.

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