Children and Youth Ministry Update from The Rev. Francesca Fortunato

November 8th,2019 Categories: Latest News
Dear Park People,
Our Sunday school children spent November 3rd, Marathon Sunday, reading, discussing, and responding to, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5. We talked about the importance, not only of speaking our own truth but also developing ability to tell whether other people were telling the truth. As a fun way to practice those skills, the children played the game “Two Truths and Lie,” in which the person speaking says three things about themself, two of which are true, and one of which is false. The listeners then try to guess which statement is the lie. For me, the most surprising true statement was, “I touched a chameleon.” (There aren’t many urban children who get to do that.) The most surprising lie was, “I like pizza.” (I actually disliked pizza, myself, as a child, but it still took me aback, because pizza has always been a favorite with the children in my life).

On November 10th, we will read Luke 21: 5-19, and will discuss the things that we have heard other people say about Jesus, as well as the things that we say (or would say) about Jesus, if asked. For their creative response activity, the children will use the words, “About Jesus” as a writing prompt, for poems, essays, or stories.

Just a reminder that our second annual Thanksgiving and Receiving Swap Meet party will be held right after service, on November 17th. We will begin with a potluck lunch (all are encouraged to bring some food to share, though none are obligated) and follow that with exploration of the swap tables, where there will be clothing, books, and toys, to give and receive. It will be a great time for the children to play with new (to them) toys, and for the adults to socialize. All members and friends are welcome to bring stuff to put on the swap tables; not just the Sunday school children and their parents!

Blessings and well wishes as always,
Rev. Francesca Fortunato: Children’s Minister