Session 11: Bless This Meal

Session 11: Bless This Meal
Session 11: Bless This Meal

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  • Once the guest has eaten and drunk at your table, the guest becomes kin... beggar or enemy, friend or chief, if they knock on your door, it...
  • ACTIVITY MINUTES Opening 5 Activity 1: Making Table Tents 15 Activity 2: Story — The Best Meal 10 Activity 3: Graces and Blessings 10...
  • If you could share a meal with anyone you chose, who would you invite? What would you serve? Would the occasion be quiet and reflective, or...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Labyrinth Basket of name stones...
  • Materials for Activity Sheets of paper, preferably card stock, for all participants Crayons and markers Optional: Colored tissue paper,...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of story, "The Best Meal" Optional: “The Best Meal” coloring sheet , and crayons Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of Leader Resource 2, Four Graces Four table tents, each with different grace words, from the table tents...
  • Materials for Activity A large loaf of bread Water or juice for all participants Tablecloth(s), paper plates, paper cups, and napkins A...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Labyrinth, with participants' name...
  • Remember that saying grace will now become a regular spiritual practice for the group. Keep at least one table tent somewhere in the...
  • Preparation for Activity Identify a food bank, the kitchen of a homeless shelter, a food recovery program, or another organization or...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Star stickers Preparation for Activity Post a sheet of newsprint and draw one line down...
  • Once the guest has eaten and drunk at your table, the guest becomes kin…beggar or enemy, friend or chief, if they knock on your door, it...
  • Inspired by a story in Tales for the Seventh Day: A Collection of Sabbath Stories by Nina Jaffe (New York: Scholastic Press, 2000). Once a...
  • If you have time, you may like to extend Activity 4: Breaking Bread Together by engaging the children in preparing a more complicated snack...
  • Grace #1 For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything...
  • Graces and Blessings There are many resources for graces and blessings online, and here are two books to peruse: Rejoice Together: Prayers...

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