Children and Youth Ministry Update from The Rev. Francesca Fortunato

June 19th,2020 Categories: Latest News

Dear Park People,
On Sunday, June 14th, the Park Sunday school children read Acts 10, in which Peter preaches that Jesus’ message of love is for all people; not only for a selected few. We used that reading as a lead-in to talking about the meaning of our Pride celebrations in June, which lift up all people, and all forms of love.  For our creative response activity, we made rainbow fans, and, while doing so, discussed what the rainbow meant to us. There seemed to be a general consensus that the rainbow was a symbol of love (one child decided to add hearts to their rainbow drawing), but that was not the only idea to emerge from the conversation. One statement that struck me as an interesting idea to ponder, was that the rainbow is “a sign of prayer.” Perhaps a reference to the sign received by Noah, after the great flood, but there could be more to that…

On June 21st, we will read Paul’s letter to the Romans, chapter 8, about the power of God’s love for humanity, especially during times of hardship. We will discuss the places where we feel the power of God’s love in our lives, and things that we can say, or do, to help other people know that holy love power, when they are struggling or suffering. For our creative response activity, each of us will draw a picture of something that reminds us of God’s love for us.

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