In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program
Participants invite members of "engagement" faith communities to visit and to stay connected.
As youth enter, ask them to write invitations to the faith communities they engaged with during Building Bridges. Allow a volunteer to write the text of each card; have everyone sign it. If the youth will conduct a worship service (Alternate Activity 1, Engagement), have them invite the faith communities. If not, have them invite the groups to another worship service or another congregational event suggested by your minister or religious educator. Otherwise, the youth can extend an invitation to visit your congregation for any service. If you do this, ask the guests to let you know in advance when they will come. That way, you will be able to arrange for some youth to sit with peers from another faith community during the service and to host the youth group for refreshments afterward.
Give youth the information they need to write the cards, or show them the sample you have prepared. If everyone will sign their name to a single card, make sure the writers leave room for signatures. Ask several youth to address the envelopes.
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Last updated on Friday, November 15, 2013.
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