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Hi everyone, I hope you are well and that you have been enjoying the lovely weather.  Perhaps some of you are back at school or have returned to work.  It's good to see that we are slowly coming out of the lockdown.  You may remember a hearing about a 10 year old girl called Mia from Camborne in Cornwall.  She had just completed her challenge on the cross trainer to run the distance between Land's End and John O' Groats!  Mia has raised a lot of money for the care home where her mum works - so well done!
I wonder if any of you have completed a new challenge in the last few weeks! 
 
 
Our Bible story is from Matthew's gospel in the New Testament chapter 10 verses 40 - 42 and tells us about Hospitality, or making people feel welcome.  Although we haven't been able to invite people into our homes or our churches recently, we are now able to meet in small groups making sure we keep safe and how we welcome people is always important.
 
Have you ever had to welcome someone new into your class at school or college or perhaps where you work?  Jesus tell us that when we welcome people we are also welcoming him.
 
There is a lovely clip from the film Beauty and the Beast with a song about making someone feel welcome - why not take a look?
 
Beauty and the Beast [U]
 
Which characters do we relate to in this clip? 
Do we act similarly to this when welcoming people in our homes, churches and school?
Can you think of a time when you felt welcomed?
 
Have you heard the story about a woman who had invited some people to her house for a meal?  At the table she turned to her six year old daughter and said:
"Would you like to say the blessing (we sometimes call this the grace, or a prayer).  'I wouldn't' know what to say', the little girl replied.
 
 'Just say what you hear me say', said her Mum.
 
The little girl bowed her head and said: 'Dear Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?'
 
Not quite what her Mum had expected her to say!
 
I hope you enjoy the activity sheets.  Keep safe.
Please contact us if you or your family have any practical or pastoral needs.
 
Louise James
 
Children and Families Worker
Callington & Gunnislake Methodist Circuit
 
Children and Families
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