I'm using the Timeless Themes curriculum, preparing the Abraham and Isaac story for this Sunday. (Can you imagine a spookier tale for Halloween? And no, I'm not really planning to traumatize the children. Well, not too much...)
One of the goals of the lesson is to discuss what an altar is, how your congregation uses an altar, and then the children make an altar for themselves.
I was struck to realize just how out of the way this congregation's altar is--and in speaking with a few other UUs, I realize that apparently this is not at all rare.
So, does your congregation have an altar in the sanctuary?
Where is it in relationship to the pulpit?
What's on the altar?
Is there anything remarkable about the altar?