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Session 5: Forgiveness

Session 5: Forgiveness
Session 5: Forgiveness

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  • If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life, sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Gems of Goodness 5 Activity 2: Story Basket and Centering 5 Activity 3:...
  • Forgiveness is one of the most challenging and yet rewarding spiritual tasks we will encounter in our lifetimes. We all hold grudges in our...
  • Materials for Activity Mosaic gemstones, at least three per participant A colorful cloth A small notebook, approximately two by three...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, and tape...
  • Materials for Activity Clear glass jar or vase Small notebooks, approximately 2"x3", for any newcomers Markers and stick-on gems or other...
  • Materials for Activity A large basket A chime, a rain stick, or another calming sound instrument Story theater, made using Leader Resource...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, " Mussa and Nagib " Story theater, made using Leader Resource 1, Story Theater Newsprint,...
  • Materials for Activity Story theater Optional: A copy of Leader Resource 2, Quick Stretch Exercises Preparation for Activity The children...
  • Materials for Activity Play sand Paper plates and paint brushes for all participants A large roasting pan or an open box with low sides...
  • Materials for Activity Air-drying modeling clay Pencils or toothpicks for all participants Paper plates and plastic sandwich bags for all...
  • Materials for Activity Plastic tubs or baskets to store markers, pens, stickers and other art materials Waste basket lined with a bag Bag(s...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Moral Compass poster A bold marker, or a piece of card stock and tape or a stapler...
  • Take a few minutes to evaluate the session with your co-leader immediately afterward, while it is fresh. Share your thoughts with any other...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Multiple sheets of poster board or large, blank sheets of paper Optional: Magazines...
  • Materials for Activity Large container, such as ceramic or metal bowl Play sand (can be found at local hardware store) or unscented cat...
  • Materials for Activity Copy of Leader Resource 2, Quick Stretch Exercises Preparation for Activity Review Leader Resource, Quick Stretch...
  • Materials for Activity Shoe boxes for all participants Masking tape Play sand, modeling clay, blue paper, glue, toothpicks, and color...
  • Materials for Activity The story theater Preparation for Activity Set the story theater on a low table, away from where the large group is...
  • If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life, sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all...
  • Adapted from a story by Malba Tahan (pen name for Julio Cesar de Mello e Souza, 1895-1975), a mathematician from Brazil who also wrote The...
  • Before you make your story theater, read the story, "Mussa and Nagib," to get a sense of the action in the story, and to figure out how big...
  • In this quick "get the wiggles out" activity, you will lead the children in a short series of stretching and breathing exercises. Begin...
  • Here are two sample letters to engage parents' help in (1) the children's retelling of "The Wounded Seal" or (2) a fundraising bake sale to...
  • You will need: Shoe boxes or large, flat pieces of cardboard for all participants Play sand Modeling clay Blue paper, and scissors Glue...
  • A quotation from Henri-Dominique Lacordaire, a 19th-century preacher, journalist and French politician, may help you think further about...

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