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Session 16: The Gift Of Community

Session 16: The Gift Of Community
Session 16: The Gift Of Community

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  • Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. —...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering Opening 2 Activity 1: Wonder Box 5 Activity 2: Story — A Barn-raising in the City 8 Activity 3:...
  • Think about the many communities you belong to, for example, your household, extended family, congregation, neighborhood, and workplace...
  • Materials for Activity Penny jar, created in Session 11, The Gift of Stewardship Preparation for Activity Set the penny jar on a table near...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, and tape...
  • Materials for Activity Wonder Box A toy barn Preparation for Activity Place the toy barn inside the Wonder Box. Description of Activity...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, A Barn-raising in the City Optional: "A Barn-raising in the City" coloring sheet , and crayons...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Recorded music and appropriate music player Preparation for Activity Decide whether you or a volunteer...
  • Materials for Activity Cardboard boxes, empty food containers, dowels, Popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, string, wooden chopsticks and other...
  • Materials for Activity Snacks and beverages Goblet from Session 5, The Gift of Invitation Preparation for Activity Find out about food...
  • Materials for Activity Wonder Box poster A piece of left-over cardboard from Activity 4, Community Playground Copies of Taking It Home for...
  • 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...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint with children's brainstorming ideas from Activity 5, Community Playground Model playground built in...
  • Materials for Activity Penny jar, created in Session 11, The Gift of Stewardship Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for Activity Post...
  • Materials for Activity Recorded square-dance music and appropriate music player Preparation for Activity Make sure you have a large, open...
  • Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. —...
  • This story is inspired by a true story, reported in the New York Times on May 10, 1987, about a Manhattan community that joined together to...
  • Barn-raising See photographs of a barn-raising in Texas on the Homestead Craft and Children's Fair website. Picture Books about Barn-...

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