Children and Youth Ministry Update from The Rev. Francesca Fortunato

December 18th,2020 Categories: Latest News
Dear Park People,

On December 13th, after revealing the 13th picture on our Advent calendars (the Star of Bethlehem) we continued reading the Nativity story in The Mystic Bible. We imagined what it must have been like for Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, in the barn where Jesus was born. “Cold!” “Smelly!” “Noisy and hard to sleep.” The children had been invited to use their Play-Doh to sculpt animal figures, representing the animals who shared the barn with Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. Somehow, a Snow Person got in there, too!

On Sunday December 20th (our last Children’s worship before Christmas) we’ll return to the Doring  Kindersley Illustrated Children’s bible, and read about the Shepherds who heard the angels singing, and went to see the baby Jesus. We’ll imagine what it must have felt like, to be working out in the fields on a cold, dark night, and suddenly hear glorious music, and see an incredibly bright star! We will also sing “Go, Tell It On The Mountain,” which is a favorite with our children.

This Sunday of Advent will be the annual Cantata Sunday at The Park. After Children’s worship, we hope that you will join us online.

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