Session 6: Welcome One and All Part of Moral Tales In This Section Introduction From Moral Tales Benedict tells us to offer an open heart, a stance of availability, and to look for God lurking in every single person who comes through the door. Session-at-a-Glance From Moral Tales Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Gems of Goodness 5 Activity 2: Welcome Game — Fishing for Friends 5 Activity 3: Story... Spiritual Preparation From Moral Tales Take a few minutes to remember a time when you felt unwelcome or excluded. Where were you? Who was there? How did the person or people make you feel... Welcoming and Entering From Moral Tales Materials for Activity Mosaic gemstones, at least three per participant A colorful cloth A small notebook, approximately two by three inches, and a mark... Opening From Moral Tales Activity time: 2 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, an... Activity 1: Gems of Goodness From Moral Tales Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Clear glass jar or vase Small notebooks, approximately 2"x 3", for any newcomers Markers and stick-on ge... Activity 2: Welcome Game - Fishing for Friends From Moral Tales Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Poster board or card stock fish, made from template in Leader Resource 1, Fishing for Friends Small,... Activity 3: Story Basket And Centering From Moral Tales Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity A large basket Objects to place in the basket that are related to the story, "Mullah Nasruddin Feeds His... Activity 4: Story - Mullah Nasruddin Feeds His Coat From Moral Tales Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "Mullah Nasruddin Feeds His Coat" A chime, a rain stick, or another calming sound... Activity 5: Welcome And Unwelcome Game From Moral Tales Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A ragged, worn garment and a fancy garment, as used in the story Description of Activity Have the child... Activity 6: The Welcome Table Feast From Moral Tales Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Special foods, and juice or milk Serving trays Plates, cups, napkins and any necessary utensils Clean d... Activity 7: Clean Up From Moral Tales Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Plastic tubs or baskets to store markers, pens, stickers and other art materials Waste basket lined with... Closing From Moral Tales Activity time: 3 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Moral Compass poster A bold marker, or a piece of card stock and tape or a... Leader Reflection and Planning From Moral Tales Take a few minutes to evaluate the session with your co-leader immediately afterward, while it is fresh.... Faith In Action: Short-term And Long-term -Congregational Hunger Awareness From Moral Tales Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity One to four large sheets of poster board Newsprint, markers and tape Color markers for participants to... Alternate Activity 1: Candles Of Joys And Sorrows From Moral Tales Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Large container, such as ceramic or metal bowl Play sand (can be found at local hardware store) or... Alternate Activity 2: Hosting Coffee Hour From Moral Tales Activity time: 90 minutes Materials for Activity Optional: Food and or beverages for participants to prepare and/or serve, and any needed cookware or... Alternate Activity 3: Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover From Moral Tales Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity A dozen or so books, including some that may appeal to the children and others you do not expect will b... Alternate Activity 4: Story Hot Seat From Moral Tales Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, "Mulla Nasruddin Feeds His Coat" Preparation for Activity Move the chairs into a h... Taking It Home From Moral Tales Hospitality ... is the stance of the heart that is abandoned to Love. —Daniel Homan and Lonni Collins Pratt IN TODAY'S SESSION... We shared a story in... Story 1 Mullah Nasruddin Feeds His Coat From Moral Tales Adapted from a Middle Eastern Islamic folk tale which is attributed to different countries, including Turkey and Syria.Mullah Nasruddin had been working... Leader Resource 1: Fishing for Friends From Moral Tales Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing. Find Out More About Session 6 From Moral Tales Islamic Folk Tales Find more Islamic folk tales in these books, which provided source material for the version of "Mullah Nasruddin Feeds His Coat" in t... PREVIOUS: Find Out More About Forgiveness UP: Moral Tales NEXT: Introduction Download all of Moral Tales (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.