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 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.