Think about the many communities you belong to, for example, your household, extended family, congregation, neighborhood, and workplace. Our affiliations change over the course of our lives. This ebb and flow are part of modern adult life, yet the possibility of participation and joy in community effort is always available to us.

Think about a time when you have felt part of a community effort that succeeded, and have experienced the joy of shared accomplishment. Acknowledge that working together is not always easy and that conflict and compromise go with the territory. Perhaps you have left a group effort in frustration when the group or its direction did not feel right for you.

This session focuses on the gift of community at its best. Prepare yourself to deal gently with conflicts that may arise as the children work together.Tap into your own positive experiences as part of a community endeavor, and use them to nurture the Wonderful Welcome community in this session.

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