You know how candle light and soft music will set the mood for a romantic evening. Well, here are some suggestions to set the mood for the Arise Together in Christ Session II meetings:
Week One--Crucifix, Bible, candle, ashes, old Palms, a backpack (Lenten journey), cactus (relates to desert from the Gospel)
Week Two--Crucifix, Bible, candle, an icon of the Transfiguration - there are royalty free images of the Transfiguration at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Icons_of_transfiguration or the mountain image that is the background for all the Arise books.
Week Three--Crucifix, Bible, candle, pitcher or clear bowl of water
Week Four--Crucifix, Bible, many candles, start by lighting one and light an additional one at each new sections of the session (from darkness to light)
Week Five--Crucifix, Bible, candle, stone on which you have written words like war, abuse, violence, racism, sexism, etc.
Week Six--Crucifix placed on a purple cloth, Bible, candle, an image/icon of Christ as High Priest on the Cross