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Introduction, Session 5: The Gift Of Invitation

In "Wonderful Welcome," a Tapestry of Faith program

Come, come, whoever you are,

Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving....

— Rumi

This session's intangible gift is "invitation." Children explore multiple ways to communicate that someone is invited. The story focuses on the Jewish custom of welcoming Elijah with a place at the Seder table and an open door at Passover.

For Activity 3, Invitation Collage, you will need magazines with images children will recognize as communicating welcome. The more creative and diverse the images you provide, the broader the children's understanding of "invitation," including whom we invite, the many ways we can express invitation, and the various contexts in which we can offer invitation. Leader Resource 1, Images of Invitation, can start your collection.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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