Session 5: The Gift Of Invitation Part of Wonderful Welcome In This Section Introduction From Wonderful Welcome Come, come, whoever you are, Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving.... — Rumi This session's intangible gift is "invitation." Children explore multiple... Session-at-a-Glance From Wonderful Welcome ACTIVITY MINUTES Opening 5 Activity 1: Wonder Box 5 Activity 2: Story — Grandmother's Lesson 10 Activity 3: Words of Welcome 10 Activity 4: Singing... Spiritual Preparation From Wonderful Welcome Take a quiet moment to yourself. Think about some invitations you have extended. A formal invitation to a meal you have prepared?... 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 instructions for Wonder Box in Session 1.) A drinking goblet or wine glass Preparation f... Activity 2: Story - Grandmother's Lesson From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story, Grandmother's Lesson Goblet or wine glass from the Wonder Box Optional: A shawl... Activity 3: Words Of Welcome From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Optional: Posters or print-outs showing words of welcome in multiple langua... Activity 4: Singing "Peace, Selam, Shalom" From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Optional: Newsprint, markers and tape Optional: Recording of "Peace, Selam, Shalom" and appropriate musi... Activity 5: Invitation Collage From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Magazines for participants to cut up Plain paper for all participants Scissors (including left-handed... Closing From Wonderful Welcome Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Wonder Box poster (Instructions included in Session 1) Image of an open door from Leader Resource 1 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: Being Greeters At Our Congregation From Wonderful Welcome Preparation for Activity Arrange with worship leaders or volunteer coordinators for the children to be ushers or greeters.... Taking It Home: The Gift Of Invitation From Wonderful Welcome Come, come, whoever you are, Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving.... — Rumi IN TODAY'S SESSION...... Grandmother's Lesson Elisa Davy Pearmain From Wonderful Welcome A contemporary story by Elisa Davy Pearmain, based on the Jewish tradition of the Passover Seder.... Leader Resource 1: Images Of Invitation From Wonderful Welcome Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing. Find Out More About Session 5 From Wonderful Welcome Stories about Elijah Elijah the Prophet from Hebrew scripture appears in many apocryphal stories. Typically, Elijah, disguised as a poor beggar, visits... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Wonderful Welcome NEXT: Introduction Download all of Wonderful Welcome (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.