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Taking It Home, 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

IN TODAY'S SESSION...

When children opened the Wonder Box today, they found a goblet, symbolizing the cup for Elijah that is part of the table setting at a Jewish Passover Seder. We talked about the intangible gift of invitation and explored a variety of ways we use the gift of invitation to let people know they are welcome.

EXPLORE THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Talk about...

At this age, children do much of their "inviting" in the context of family. Talk about how your family uses different ways to show you are welcoming others with invitation. Be aware of ways you model invitation for your child(ren), including ways you show welcome to new people in your congregation and your neighborhood.

EXTEND THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Try...

This session may give your family the impetus to invite friends for a meal who have never been to your home before.

FAMILY DISCOVERY

Do you have neighbors you have never met? As a family, reach out in invitation to a neighboring family.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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