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Session 10: Signs of Welcome

Session 10: Signs of Welcome
Session 10: Signs of Welcome

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  • Those of us who have come through the great doors, who have made of this place the soul of Sunday on our spiritual journey, share a...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 2 Activity 1: Story — A Calabash of Poi 5 Activity 2: Shut Out 10 Activity 3: Song — "Come, Come, Whoever You Are...
  • Reflect on the times you felt welcomed, particularly when you were a child. When did you feel truly wanted? When did it feel false, or...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Centering table A chime or bell Newsprint, markers, and...
  • Based on "A Calabash of Poi," originally published in In the Path of the Trade Winds by Coral Wells Thorpe (New York/London: G.P. Putnam's...
  • Materials for Activity Copy of the story, " A Calabash of Poi " Optional: Fidget basket (see Session 1, Leader Resource 2, Fidget Objects...
  • Preparation for Activity Think of two short, personal anecdotes you can share, if needed, to prompt or affirm the children-one about being...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape A copy of Singing the Living Tradition , the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook Optional:...
  • Materials for Activity Chairs for all participants, plus one extra chair Optional: A welcome mat Preparation for Activity Arrange chairs in...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Newsprint, markers, and tape Description of Activity Participants design a ritual for the Signs of Our...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Taking It Home Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional:...
  • What went well in this session? What have you learned that you can apply in the future? How did the children interact? Did everyone in the...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Cloth in a variety of light colors Permanent or fabric markers in various colors Twine...
  • Materials for Activity Name tags (blank) used by congregation Markers Stickers, glue sticks, glitter, and other decorations for name tags...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape A copy of Singing the Living Tradition , the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook Optional:...
  • Those of us who have come through the great doors, who have made of this place the soul of Sunday on our spiritual journey, share a...
  • Welcoming in UU Congregations In a 2006 sermon, " Setting a Place for Elijah " Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, encourages us to value and...

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