Children and Youth Ministry Update from The Rev. Francesca Fortunato

December 27th,2019 Categories: Latest News
Dear Park People,

On Sunday December 22nd, the Park Sunday school children had a wonderful time leading the congregation in two special songs, during the Cantata service. They had practiced the songs with Paul Vasile, our former Interim Music Minister, and were ready to sing them with great spirit and joy. The children will be leading songs during our Palm Sunday and Easter services in 2020 as well, so, there’s more of this sort of ministry for them to look forward to. Yay!

On Sunday December 29th, we’ll be having a “Children Choose” Sunday. That means that the children will get to choose the Bible stories that we read (we’ll read as many stories as there are children present) and will also get to decide what their creative responses (art, writing; dramatic play) to the stories will be. I like to plan these Children Choose Sundays a couple of times each program year, not only because they’re fun for the children, but because they help me, and the Sunday school teachers, get to know each child in new ways, as we discover which stories and activities appeal to them the most, and hear them tell us the reasons for their choices. On Children Choose Sundays, it’s the adults who do the most learning.


Advent/Christmas/New Year blessings and well wishes!


Rev. Francesca Fortunato: Children’s Minister