Materials for Activity
Preparation for Activity
- Talk with your religious educator about a good time to have visitors to Wonderful Welcome. If your congregation does not have a "Bring a Friend Sunday" choose a day that the religious educator can join the group to talk about Unitarian Universalism and your congregation.
- Write to parents about this session and encourage them to invite a friend of the family - an adult, child, or whole family - to the congregation for worship and/or religious education. Send the invitation well in advance of the scheduled day, and confirm responses at least a week before the session.
Description of Activity
This is an opportunity for the children to share something special with a friend - their faith community. Share with visitors the Opening, Wonder Box, Wonder Box poster, and other group rituals. Let the children know that when they help their visiting friends participate they are showing appreciation of their friendship and giving an intangible gift. Tell the children they are also receiving the gift of friendship, because their friends made time to come be a part of Wonderful Welcome.