In "Wonderful Welcome," a Tapestry of Faith program
Show the children the penny jar and tell them it will be in the Wonderful Welcome meeting room for the rest of the program. Say, in your own words:
From now on, you can make donations when you first come in. When the jar is filled (or when the program ends — whichever comes first), we will donate the money we have collected to the congregation as a gift from the entire Wonderful Welcome group. This is one way we can share the gift of stewardship.
Encourage the children to keep pennies they find, earn, or are given. Make sure they understand that no contribution is too small and when all the pennies are together they will add up. Do not assume children get an allowance at this age. It can be assumed that they have some access to coins through their caregivers, or by finding them.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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