Caring for our earth often involves adding things, like plants that provide food for birds and butterflies. It can also require removing things, like the invasive species of honeysuckle on our church property. Come help make our church gardens a great place for all creatures! Dress for the weather and to get very very dirty!
The junior and senior youth are presenting “Us and Them,” a play about what happens when two very different groups claim the same piece of land. This play is suitable for all ages! Nursery care is available for those three and under. Preschoolers are invited to meet in the preschool room then join the congregation for the worship service.
This Sunday we will be continuing our social justice awareness Sundays with a citizen science project. Citizen science happens when ordinary people study the world around them and send in the data they collect to scientists. Rachel Bosch will discuss the importance of access to safe, clean drinking water for all people, and then everyone will help evaluate the water quality in the kitchen and in the creek. Note to families: your child will get wet and muddy! Please dress them accordingly.
People of all ages will gather together the day before April Fool’s Day to share the gift of laughter! Our youth choir will sing, some of our teens will tell jokes, our hymn lyrics will be tweaked and together we’ll find the sweet release in NOT taking ourselves too seriously. Nursery care is available for children under 3.
What do you do when there are five Sundays in a month? Schedule a Sunday Funday! Children will gather in the Great Hall, or outside if the weather cooperates, to play games together with balloons. No lesson plan for today, just having fun together. (Please let Rev. Leslie know if your children or others in your family have a latex allergy.)
Gratitude is a spiritual practice which reaps love, joy, compassion and hope as its fruits. Teaching children to practice gratitude for the people, circumstances, and activities of their lives helps them to reflect on things they might otherwise take for granted. Today children will talk about what they are grateful for and create a gratitude journal to take home.
Children will learn about the harm that plastic bags can cause for sea creatures and other animals and what we can do to reduce our use of single-use plastic bags. They’ll also play some games with bags transformed into playthings if the weather cooperates! Please be sure that your child has appropriate clothing and footwear to play outside. The junior and senior high youth will continue rehearsing their play. Watch your email for information on additional rehearsal times.
Join us for Chalice Chapel, a special interactive worship service created for children preschool through fifth grade. Children will begin in the worship service (as usual) then meet in the Heritage Room for a Chapel service about cooperation led by Steph Tacy. Chalice Chapel contains many of the elements of adult worship including our Covenant, hymns and readings, with activities added for growing minds and bodies. For more information contact Rev. Leslie Woodward.