Children and Youth Ministry Update from The Rev. Francesca Fortunato

December 10th,2020 Categories: Latest News
Dear Park People,

On Sunday December 6th, we read from our Mystic Bibles, about Mary’s song for her already-beloved baby-on-the-way, Jesus. We thought about the sorts of words that we might use, in writing about Jesus. We could sing that Jesus is “Wonderful!” “Amazing!” “A Star!”

After coming up with words for our own song about Jesus, we spent some time singing the song “Jesus In The Morning” (a Sunday school “classic” which the children had sung a few times before, during the three years that I’ve been with them.) Singing always seems to make this particular group of children happy, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Park choir includes some of them, in ten or fifteen years.

On Sunday December 13th, we’ll continue reading from The Mystic Bible, as Mary and Joseph begin their journey to Bethlehem. We’ll be focusing on the animals in the story, including the donkey that Mary and Joseph ride, and the animals in the barn, where they end up spending the night when they finally arrive. We’ll be pondering how they animals in the story might have been feeling, as well as Mary and Jospeh’s feelings about them. The children will be invited to use their various art materials to draw or sculpt the animals that they see in their imaginations, as we read the story.

The weather prognosticators are saying that we might have some snow tonight and tomorrow. If so, I hope you’ll enjoy it in whatever ways please you most (in my case, that means watching it from my windows, with a big sweater on, and a large mug of tea!)

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