Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park
Sunday July 29 at 4pm
1411 Village Way, Santa Ana 92705
It's time to head INDOORS for our summer fun. Join other St. Paul's families at Rockin' Jump for some air-conditioned, bouncy joy. "If you're old enough to walk, you're old enough to jump", according to trampoline staff. Parents, big kids, and little kids are all welcome, although kids under 5 will probably appreciate having an adult jumping companion to protect them from rowdy bigger jumpers. Food is available for purchase (pizza, hot dogs...not the healthiest fare, but it's available) for those who want to stay and eat together after.
Tickets need to be purchased ahead of time!
$10 for 30 mins jump time
(you can upgrade when you get there if more time is desired)
$16 for 60 mins jump time
Let me (Cassie) know if you'd like to reserve a ticket.
You can pay the next time we connect (day of event or before).
Breaking Bread at Sunset
6pm on Thursday 7/12, 7/19, and 7/26
I hope we'll see you on these simple evenings for eating together and getting to know each other! The meals and conversations take place on the patio at St. Paul's. Kids get to run and play on the lawn, with their teen supervisors/play partners while adults reflect together and enjoy each other's company. We'll close by bringing the kids back into the circle for final quiet prayers.
Camp Stevens - Summer (for kids)
It's not too late to sign your kids up for camp! There are two sessions this summer that still have a few openings. Camp Stevens is a jewell of our Episcopal diocese -
I can't recommend the experience enough!
Camp Stevens - Fall (for families)
We are inviting families to join us again this Fall for the "Hoe's Down Family Harvest Weekend" at Camp Stevens. It does fill up FAST, so it's best to sign up before summer ends. It's basically a big harvest festival in the forest, with nightly campfires, great food, wonderful people, and special activities for all ages that are organized FOR you - you just decide how active or how kick-back you want to be. See website for details on cost and accommodations. It's not cheap - but the experience is a worthy one.
(Note: Where it offers "dormitory style," that is an open-air cabin without electricity. It's gorgeous, surrounded by forest and night sky, but requires flashlights, warm blankets, and a love for roughing it!)
NEWS FOR THE PEWS
Upcoming Church School Lessons (K-5th)
July 1: Baking
July 8: Painting River Rocks
July 15: Yoga
July 22: Science Explorations
July 29: Garden Explorations
ANCHORED FAMILIES: Parenting Resources
Parenting is a never-ending journey, as the needs of our kids (and the world!) continually morph, forcing us to continue learning how to best be present and responsive in each new phase they enter/drag us into! The following two resources offer fresh perspectives as you continue to grow in your craft of parenting well:
Anti-bias children's books
- The site offers a simple, wonderful list of children's stories that teach empathetic ways of engaging a host of contemporary social situations
Podcast for progressive Christian parents
- A helpful resource especially for parents who want to foster a Christian spirituality in their kids that isn't weighed down with some of the harmful baggage of Evangelical Christianity