Men's Breakfast: Saturday 1/13/18 at 9am
This isn't just for dads, but dads are encouraged to attend. It's a foody-lovers breakfast,
held in the Parish Hall, for men to get to know each other and to engage in
meaningful discussion about what spirituality might look like for them.
Moms Gathering: Saturday 2/3/18 at 9:30am
All moms are invited to gather at the Coggins' home where we'll create space for mingling (over coffee and tea) as well as sharing about our journeys in the wild world of parenting.
The discussion will center on the question:
How do you talk about God or spirituality with your kids?
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Potato Derby: Tuesday, 2/13/18 at 6pm
For Shrove Tuesday (the last day before the quiet, reflective season of Lent), we'll host our intergenerational, all-church Potato Derby. It's like the pinewood derby, except with giant Russet potatoes as the racing vehicle. Kids and adults alike are invited to decorate the heck out of their potatoes and send them flying down our giant wooden track.Trophies and ribbons await the winners of various unique categories. There will also be a fine dinner of baked potatoes with fabulous toppings.
The delightful derby mayhem is followed by a dramatic mood shift as we head outside to the fire pit and burn palms that will become the ashes for the next day's Ash Wednesday service, preparing our hearts for a long season of quiet after having made space for exuberance in the hours preceding.
RSVP to Cassie if you plan to come!
News from the Pews
Church School Lessons in January
In January we'll continue using our curriculum by Illustrated Children's Ministry. It uses Bible stories, told through a life-giving, progressive lens, and playful activities to connect with themes of the natural world. We are also peppering in occasional lessons from the elegant Montessori-based curriculum Godly Play.
If you have a recent school picture of your children who attend the elementary Church School class (grades Kinder through 5th), please bring one for us to post on our wall so we can celebrate our growing little community of kids.
Anchored Families: Parenting Resources
MINDFULNESS IN PARENTING
Consider the following article for strategies to incorporate mindfulness into your parenting challenges. The website contains other articles to teach kids to do the same in their own daily lives. Let me know what you think!
Responses or questions? Contact Cassie at email@example.com
Be Well, in every way!