Services – High Octane Bonding
There is, perhaps, no greater experience of the arts than in religious services. Religious celebrants often lead the community through carefully crafted processions, adorn themselves in specialized robes, utilize ornate or precious artifacts, fill the air with incense, engage in songs and inspirational music and remind the community of their beliefs by telling stories and reading from sacred books.
These practices get into members’ minds, hearts and souls, creating frameworks and pathways to connect deeply with one another. Many faith groups meet regularly, embedding themselves into family routines, providing community support for daily human struggles. They celebrate, not just articles of their beliefs, but family milestones.
Rituals – expansive formal ones down to standard call and response activities – physically unite many voices into one.