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Session 5: The Gift Of Invitation

Session 5: The Gift Of Invitation
Session 5: The Gift Of Invitation

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  • Come, come, whoever you are, Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving.... — Rumi This session's intangible gift is "invitation." Children...
  • ACTIVITY MINUTES Opening 5 Activity 1: Wonder Box 5 Activity 2: Story — Grandmother's Lesson 10 Activity 3: Words of Welcome 10 Activity 4...
  • Take a quiet moment to yourself. Think about some invitations you have extended. A formal invitation to a meal you have prepared? A...
  • 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 (See instructions for Wonder Box in Session 1.) A drinking goblet or wine glass Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, Grandmother's Lesson Goblet or wine glass from the Wonder Box Optional: A shawl and/or reading...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Optional: Posters or print-outs showing words of welcome in multiple languages Optional...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Newsprint, markers and tape Optional: Recording of "Peace, Selam, Shalom" and appropriate music player...
  • Materials for Activity Magazines for participants to cut up Plain paper for all participants Scissors (including left-handed scissors) and...
  • Materials for Activity Wonder Box poster (Instructions included in Session 1) Image of an open door from Leader Resource 1 Tape or glue...
  • 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...
  • Preparation for Activity Arrange with worship leaders or volunteer coordinators for the children to be ushers or greeters. Decide together...
  • Come, come, whoever you are, Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving.... — Rumi IN TODAY'S SESSION... When children opened the Wonder Box...
  • By Elisa Davy Pearmain
    A contemporary story by Elisa Davy Pearmain, based on the Jewish tradition of the Passover Seder. Before telling the story, set out a...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • Stories about Elijah Elijah the Prophet from Hebrew scripture appears in many apocryphal stories. Typically, Elijah, disguised as a poor...

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