Please consider joining us for one of our RE classes. We have a nursery with two babysitters each week for young children and infants as well as a Religious Exploration class for children. We are a small but mighty group and welcome all newcomers. If your children are older, we have a youth group bi-monthly on Sunday evenings. All our children this year are “Building Bears of Wholeness” and collecting badges that support our values. There are always new bears for newcomers no matter the age or how long they join us!
RE Children Build a Bear of Wholeness: Sunday mornings we head downstairs after the Message for All Ages and learn more about creating a home. In January we made hearths, and in February we will share the heart of our homes with each other and our families. Nursery During the Worship Service Niko Pucillo-Dunphy and Jesse Hoyle offer child care during the church service. Please feel free to bring your infants and toddlers to have fun with Niko and Jesse while you are in the sanctuary participating in the service. Youth Group Youth Group is tentatively scheduled for February 11 and February 25, 2024. We will continue with the element of air. We meet from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall, and we always share dinner.
Build a Bear of Wholeness For our children in RE on Sunday mornings, we will continue to explore our relationship with our faith home. We will consider the joys, the responsibilities and the protections that come from our family home and how they relate and can grow with our faith home. We meet every Sunday morning during the service, and children are welcome to drop in any time to be with our group. Nursery During Church We have Niko Pucillo-Dunphy and Jesse Hoyle offering child care during church. Please feel free to bring your infants and toddlers to have fun with Niko and Jesse while you are in the sanctuary participating in the service.
Volunteers: We need people, please! I’m looking for a few loving and caring people willing to sit with our children on Sunday mornings for RE to teach the curriculum with me. We rely on CORI’d people/volunteers to provide safety and learning for the children downstairs each week. You can let the DRE know you are interested during the service, coffee hour or by email/phone call! Our Annual Holiday Party for RE: We will be celebrating the holidays on Sunday, December 10. The children will be together from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. for gingerbread making, holiday crafting, food and fun.
RE Committee: Our next meeting will occur on Wednesday, November 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the church. There will be a virtual option if people are interested. Please reach out to the DRE at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a link if needed. RE on Sunday Mornings: The children have begun to stuff their bears and add their first wholeness badges. So far we have had “team work,” “courage” and “best friends” badges go into our bears. We continue to consider this year’s theme of home and have considered our entrance into our homes, the symbols that connect us to our physical and spiritual home
This year the children will be exploring the concept of home, their family home, the homes of creatures of the earth, their spiritual homes and the homes of those outside our community and in the larger world. Our first lessons are about thresholds, and we will be decorating the threshold at church with pretty paper flowers.
Welcome Back, Everyone! Church starts at 10:30 a.m., and we will be meeting during the church service, downstairs after the Message for All Ages, around 10:45 a.m. Registration is rolling and can be completed at any time (see below). Registration Link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQOe5r9Vrq3mvRsPLXYSRb6Xpcl-uhLg5ChzswG2ZVuPqiJQ/viewform?usp=sf_link Religious ExplorationThis year we are Building a Bear of Wholeness. What does it take to make a home? This year we will think about this and what purposes and functions our home serves for both humans and animals. We will explore concepts of belonging, the role we play in our home and our community, and we will think
RE Children. We will wrap up our lessons and our Explore Beyond Our Walls in Ancient Greece and India with our last stories, The Brave Little Parrot and A Bundle of Sticks. We will be talking about courage, perseverance and cooperation. Youth GroupOur last meeting will be on June 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. We will plan for a summer cookout together and will plan for Pridefest. There will be some crafting during this evening for those who are interested in keeping their hands busy while we talk. There will also be pizza and ice
In May, as we Explore Beyond Our Walls, we will have an Indian and a Thai folktale. These will teach us about the golden rule making a difference in the world and about justice.
In April as we Explore Beyond our Walls we will present a historical Islamic tale, a story about parachuting cats in Borneo, and a Native American folktale. These will teach us about generosity, caring for the Earth, and empathy. We are hoping to start a special project for the end-of-the-year "gifts of thanks" that will relate to our Gems of Goodness and lessons from Moral Tales.