Children and Youth Ministry Update from The Rev. Francesca Fortunato
On Sunday June 2nd, the Park Sunday school children read Revelation 21: 22-26. We considered our discussion of the disciple, John’s, God-given visions of a happy, peaceful; fruitful world, God’s love for all creatures, and our own most beautiful visions for people and the planet. Then, for their creative response activity, the children cut eye-shapes out of paper, and filled their “eyes” with pictures (using their new rainbow crayons) of God’s beloved creation.
On Sunday June 9th (Pentecost) the children will read the Pentecost story from the Book of Acts (2: 1-21). We will talk about how the miracle of tongues brought unity to God’s people, and helped us to become the church (which is why Pentecost is called “the birthday of the church”). We will think about the gifts that we, as members of the wonderfully diverse Church Universal, would like to offer to God, in thanks-giving for God’s gifts to us. Our creative response activity will involve making a visual representation of those “gifts” by wrapping a box, using our new rainbow tape (we have a new rainbow craft item for each of our June Sundays) and putting drawings or words about our gifts inside it.
Blessings and well-wishes, to the children and adults of the Park community, as ever!
Rev. Francesca Fortunato: Children’s Minister