Share your experience of silent worship by making a paper quilt.
Materials and Setup
Materials & Setup:
paper sqaures 10″ X 10″
scrap paper of a variety of colors, textures (construction paper, tissue paper) and prints
pencils, markers, crayons, paint, glue, scissors, tape and other art supplies for creating images on the paper squares
This activity is best done after a few practicing activities on silence and expectant waitng.
Convene a worship share with your group to reflect on your experiences of silence and expectant waiting.
Consider using one or more of these queries to prompt your worship share:
What happens in the silence during meeting for worship?
What is expectant waiting?
What does it mean to be present?
What is meditation?
What is prayer?
Are prayer and mediation the same thing? How are they similar? How are they different?
How does silence help me?
How can I help help take care all of those in meeting for worship?
How can I prepare my heart and mind for worship?
How can I use silence outside of meeting for worship?
How will I seek the Light within me, to guide me toward what is right, honest, and loving?
After the worship share, tell your group that each participant will make a paper quilt square that expresses their experience of silence and expectant waiting. Allow 30-45 minutes plus some time for cleaning up and sharing quilt squares after.
Attach finished squares to one large sheet of paper leaving 1-2 inch borders around the edge and between squares. Display this group ministry in your meetinghouse.