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Session 7: Book of Ruth

Session 7: Book of Ruth
Session 7: Book of Ruth

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  • What is home? A roof to keep out the rain? Four walls to keep out the wind? Floors to keep out the cold? Yes, but home is more than that...
  • ACTIVITY MINUTES Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — Ruth and Naomi 10 Activity 2: Moving 10 Activity 3: Memory Game 12 Activity 4: Story — Owen...
  • Most of us, by adulthood, have lived in more than one home. What have your homes been like? Why have you moved? How did it feel to move? If...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Labyrinth Basket of name stones...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of story, "Ruth and Naomi" Optional: “Ruth and Naomi” coloring sheet , and crayons Preparation for Activity...
  • Preparation for Activity Optional: Customize and distribute Leader Resource 1, Advance Letter to Parents one or two weeks ahead of this...
  • Materials for Activity Set of 14 picture cards, made with Leader Resource 2, Memory Game Picture Cards Optional: Index cards Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity An illustrated book about Owen and Mzee (see "Leader Resources"), or a computer with internet access Set of 14...
  • Materials for Activity Stalks of barley, wheat, or another grain, six 18" pieces per bracelet Water and paper towels Tape Optional: Raffia...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Labyrinth, with participants' name...
  • In this session, the group explored who shares family homes together, why families live where they do, and what it is like to move and...
  • Materials for Activity Large pieces of fleece fabric Scissors, including left-handed scissors Preparation for Activity Identify a homeless...
  • Materials for Activity Personal transitional objects brought from home by children Optional: A transitional object of your own Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity Drawing paper and crayons or markers Description of Activity Here is an activity that can help children experience...
  • What is home? A roof to keep out the rain? Four walls to keep out the wind? Floors to keep out the cold? Yes, but home is more than that...
  • Once upon a time in Kenya, on a peaceful river near the east coast of Africa, a herd of hippopotamus was surprised by heavy rain. The rain...
  • Adapted from Hebrew scripture. Once long ago, in the city of Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, there lived a man named Elimelech. Elimelech...
  • Dear Families: Next session, we will talk about re-establishing homes. Children will have an opportunity to tell their stories about moving...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • If your congregation has children's Bibles, you may like to have one on hand for children who wish to read another version of the Book of...

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