Our religious education programming will be a little bit different today. Children will stay in the service for a story then will be “sung out” to their classes as usual. Classes will be shortened to make room for our Easter “egg” hunt where children will hunt for cans of food that will be donated to Inter Parish Ministries. Click through on the links below for more information.
Preschool, Chalice Children: #35 Easter
Children will hear a story about Jesus as a beloved teacher. The significance of Easter for our youngest children is its joy and hope and the returning of new life in the springtime. They also will make baskets to hold plastic Easter eggs.
Kindergarten/1st grade: Creating Home Session 10: Tango
Children will hear the true story of Roy and Silo, two male penguins who partnered and raised a chick named Tango. This will be our starting point to discuss how families come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. We’ll not only discuss what makes families different from each other, we’ll also talk about what makes them the same.
2nd/3rd grade: Moral Tales Session 10: Footprints: Treading Softly on Earth
We’ll talk about the importance of balance in nature after hearing a true story about unexpected consequences after scientists sprayed DDT in Borneo to get rid of mosquitos. A chain of subsequent events led to an overpopulation of rats, which was solved by parachuting 20 cats into Borneo!
4th/5th grade: Sing to the Power Session 10: The Power of Passion
The children will hear the true story of the Salwen family who, at the urging of their teenage daughter, sold their mansion, bought a smaller house with half the proceeds and donated the other half to an organization the family chose together with great care and deliberation. They will focus on finding and choosing an organization that they feel passionate enough about supporting to ask our congregation to support them through our Sunday offering.