Children and Youth Ministry Update from Rev. Francesca Fortunato

January 10th,2020 Categories: Latest News

Dear Park People,
We had a very light-filled Sunday on January 5th; reading both the grownups’ preaching passage from Isaiah, and our children’s book, “When God Made Light.” The children talked about what it meant to have the light of God “in us.” There were many interesting responses to that question, but, I think, the one that helped me understand it best, was “It’s what makes you YOU.”

After our conversation, we got up to sing and dance the song “This Little Light Of Mine.” The children also added a few verses of their own.

On Sunday January 12th, we  will read Mark 5: 22-23 and 38-43; the passages where Jesus heals the synagogue leader’s daughter. Our discussion will focus on the importance of children, in the life and ministry of Jesus, as well as the power of healing prayer. For our creative response, we will brainstorm together, using words and pictures, in order to begin plans for our craft fair/bake sale to benefit Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

I hope that all of us will be receiving true and beautiful epiphanies, in these Epiphany days.

Blessings and well wishes as always,
Rev. Francesca Maria (Miriam): Children’s Minister