Children and Youth Ministry Update from The Rev. Francesca Fortunato

October 9th,2020 Categories: Latest News
Dear Park People,

On Sunday October 4th, we used the Beginner’s Bible to read the story about Joseph’s “coat of many colors.” The children drew some gorgeous coats of their own, while listening to the story. Afterward, we talked about jealousy, and how being jealous (or having people feel jealous of us) affects our relationships. We thought about strategies for handling those unpleasant feelings, including re-focusing our thoughts on things that make us happy, what we like about ourselves, and what we like about other people.

We also just had fun talking about Halloween, which, though it will be celebrated a bit differently this year, due to precautions around Covid, still promises to be a very good time for the children. I invited them (well in advance, clearly) to wear their Halloween costumes to Sunday school on November 1st, and promised that I would be wearing a costume that Sunday, too (now, I have to think of something cool to wear.)

On Sunday October 11th, I will read to the children from my own Bible Psalm 133, and we’ll talk about “dwelling together in unity.” How can we do our parts to be peace-makers and unifiers, in our families and communities. The children will be using the Wiki Sticks (from their worship boxes) to physically and visually explore ideas around “sticking together” and “coming apart.”

I am glad to be “in it together” with all of the children and adults of this community, even at this time when we need to be in separate physical spaces, for our health and safety.

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