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God’s creation, and the wish for peace -- This week we will be exploring the creation story, and the majesty and wonder of all that God has created. We will also be talking about the responsibility that God has given to humankind to care for this amazing creation, including caring for one another. Genesis 1:26 tells us, “Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness.” In this time of global health challenges, plus calls to eliminate the racism that continues to exist in our world, it is important to remember that all people were made in God’s image, and all of us are responsible for loving and caring for one another. 

This week we also begin the longest season of the church year, the “Season after Pentecost,” which continues until the beginning of Advent. Attached is a letter to families from the Seasons of the Spirit curriculum which provides an overview of the themes and stories we will be exploring this season. The letter makes the following suggestion to parents:

“One question that can be asked this season is, “What does it mean to live in God’s way?” By sharing your experiences you can help your child learn what it means to follow God in her or his everyday life. Take time to discuss how you choose to follow God’s ways at home, in the community, or at work. Talk about the experiences that encourage you. Also talk about the times you have found it difficult to live in God’s ways, and where you find strength and hope to live faithfully. Share with them the places and times where you see signs of God’s presence. Talk about those who have shown you what it means to live faithfully. Discussing these topics helps children know that your faith is important to you.”

We hope that your family will be able to join us on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Please bring paper and crayons or markers

If you know any children or families who would like to participate in our Sunday School gatherings, please encourage them to contact us at [email protected]. Parents are welcome to join in the fun at Sunday School!

With prayers for your family and our world,

      Joan, Grace, Kyle, Molly & Aidan