Children and Youth Ministry Update from The Rev. Francesca Fortunato

October 23rd,2020 Categories: Latest News
Dear Park People,

On Sunday October 18th, the Park Sunday school children read the Exodus story of the Ten Plagues, and used their Play-Doh to create items (mostly animals) that appeared in the story. We talked about the cruelty of Pharoah’s treatment of the enslaved Israelites, and the determination of Moses, as he worked to free his people. The children agreed that it’s important to never give up trying to make things better, when people with power are being unfair or unkind.

On Sunday October 25th, we will step a couple of chapters back, in the Exodus story, reading about Moses and the burning bush. The children will be invited to imagine what that burning bush might have looked like, and draw pictures showing the way they think looked. Our discussion focus will be about the ways that our faith in God can give us courage, when we need to do hard things.

In addition to discussion of the biblical messages, the Park Sunday school children continue to simply enjoy each other’s company, during our Sunday morning time together, and I am very glad to witness their ongoing friendship and mutual support, even as we stay apart, physically. I remain intentional about making time, during Sunday school, for just catching up with each other, and fostering the social aspect of Christian community, as best I can. My hope and prayer for the entire Park Church community – adults as well as children – is that we can keep up that sustaining  connection, during this unprecedented; extremely challenging time.

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