“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” – Hebrews 13:2
Definition: The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.
Reason Chosen: Part of what God wants for us is to be in community. Our God is a God of relationships. He emphasizes gathering in each others homes and building friendships. We need to be there for others and support them in this life. We were never intended to do this alone. Therefore, we want to welcome people into our homes. We want to learn to serve them and make them feel comfortable here. We want to teach our kids do the same.
Word Ring At the beginning of each week, the craft will be exactly the same because we will simply be adding a new word to our already established word ring.
* Stock Card Paper (I had a whole stack like this – found at any craft store)
* Assorted Sticker Letters (I just bought a bunch on clearance at Michael’s)
* Binder Clips (Craft Store)
* Paper Cutter or Scissors
* Hole Punch
The girls chose a paper style they thought would look good with the letters they chose. We then helped them sound out “hospitality.” They took turns finding the letters we needed and sticking them on the paper…they’re kids – the letters will not be stuck on perfect. I then cut the paper to the same size as the paper from last week. We punched a hole in the corner and stuck it on our binding clip. Each week, a new word will be added to the clip in similar fashion. I then wrote the Bible verse on the back. If your kids are older, have them do it themselves. We’ll spend this week learning the word, meaning and memorizing the scripture.