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Session 6: All Ages Offer Gifts

Session 6: All Ages Offer Gifts
Session 6: All Ages Offer Gifts

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  • The elder cannot be an elder if there is no community to make [them]... an elder. The young child cannot feel secure if there is no elder,...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Where Do We Mix? 5 Activity 2: Story —The Children's Crusade 15 Activity 3: Window/Mirror Panel —...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Make yourself comfortable and light a candle to mark the time as different from...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Large, round mirror to hold the chalice Reflective materials, such as beads...
  • Materials for Activity Congregational newsletters, flyers, calendars, and announcements about events such as worship, fellowship, social...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " The Children's Crusade " A bell, chime, rain stick or other musical noisemaker Optional:...
  • Materials for Activity All participants' Window/Mirror Panels Optional: Blank paper or card stock, cut to a size that can be placed within...
  • Materials for Activity Sheets of newsprint listing congregational events, from Activity 1, Where Do We Mix? Newsprint, markers and tape...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Taking It Home handout Optional: A copy of Session 1, Leader Resource 2, Namaste...
  • Reflect on and discuss with your co-leader(s): How did the timing go today? What might we do to make it work better? What worked well? What...
  • Materials for Activity Notes from Activity 4, Creating a Congregational Event Leader Resource 2, List of Ages and Life Stages Newsprint,...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Card stock for cards Optional: Envelopes for cards Arts and crafts materials to share,...
  • Materials for Activity Piano or guitar Song books such as Rise Up Singing by Peter Blood and Annie Patterson (Bethlehem, PA: Sing Out!,...
  • The elder cannot be an elder if there is no community to make [them]... an elder. The young child cannot feel secure if there is no elder,...
  • By Kate Rhode
    From What if Nobody Forgave? and Other Stories, by Kate Rhode, edited by Colleen McDonald (Boston: Skinner House, 2003). Used with...
  • Use these questions to consider how people of different ages might enjoy or find meaning in an activity or event at your congregation. Try...
  • Dear [name], We would love to have you join our Windows and Mirrors (grades 4/5) religious education program on (date, time). Our session...
  • Use this list as a reference during the activities in this session to ensure you include multiple age and stage-of-life perspectives. Very...
  • Intergenerational, or Multigenerational, Community Many Unitarian Universalist congregations value multigenerational community in theory...

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