Session 11: The Gift Of Stewardship Part of Wonderful Welcome In This Section Introduction From Wonderful Welcome I tell you the truth; this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.... Session-at-a-Glance From Wonderful Welcome ACTIVITY MINUTES Opening 5 Activity 1: Wonder Box 5 Activity 2: Story — The Most Generous Gift 10 Activity 3: Stewardship Penny Jar 5 Activity 4: Salt... Spiritual Preparation From Wonderful Welcome Take a quiet moment to consider ways that you have contributed to the life of the congregation.... Opening From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice and candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers... Activity 1: The Wonder Box From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Wonder Box (See Session 1 for instructions.) Copy of congregational directory Optional: Other items,... Activity 2: Story - The Most Generous Gift From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, The Most Generous Gift Optional: "The Most Generous Gift" coloring sheet (PDF), an... Activity 3: Penny Jar From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity A large clear glass jar with a securely fitting lid A few pennies Permanent marker, or paper, markers an... Activity 4: Salt Dough Gifts From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Ingredients for Salt Dough Decorations 2 cups of flour (not self-rising) 1 cup fine grained table salt ... Closing of Session 11 From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Wonder Box poster Picture of your congregation or a congregational event for the Wonder Box poster Tape ... Leader Reflection and Planning From Wonderful Welcome Reflect on these questions and discuss them with your co-leaders: How do we feel about today's session? What parts of the session worked well?... Faith In Action: Penny Jar From Wonderful Welcome Materials for Activity Penny jar (see Activity 3, Penny Jar) Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for Activity Post blank newsprint. Description of... Alternate Activity 1: Greeting Cards From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Blank card stock paper and envelopes Scissors Markers, colored pencils, stamps, stamp inkpads, and... Alternate Activity 2: Coffee Hour Set-up From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Donuts, cookies or other food that is easy for children to help serve Plates, napkins, etc.... Taking It Home: The Gift Of Stewardship From Wonderful Welcome I tell you the truth; this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.... The Most Generous Gift From Wonderful Welcome Inspired by "The Widow's Mite," a parable from Christian scripture. Read or tell the story.... Find Out More From Wonderful Welcome In Creating Congregations of Generous People (The Alban Institute, 1998), Michael Durall gives guidance and action steps for intentional stewardship in ... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Wonderful Welcome NEXT: Introduction Download all of Wonderful Welcome (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.