Come join us for a white-elephant celebration of Christmas on Wednesday December 20th at 6PM at the church. Bring a wrapped gift (worth no more than $5) to share and we’ll provide pizza, salad, and dessert. RSVPs requested.
This summer we are using Illustrated Children’s Ministry’s materials, An Illustrated Compassion, to guide our worship. Each Sunday there will be coloring pages and crayons on the back table for you to take and color. You may color during the service, or take the pages home to color and pray with as you meditate on the theme for the week. We began Sunday, June 25th with the theme of Courage. Future themes include Hospitality, Kindness and Peace. The children will be studying the same theme in the childcare and classroom. Compassion is an interesting word. It comes from the root words that combine to mean “suffer with.” Miriam Webster defined compassion as a sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it.” It is different from empathy, which focuses solely on the awareness of another’s suffering. Compassion includes a desire to do something with that feeling. This summer we will consider what to do with the empathy we feel, how to be truly compassionate toward others.
Congratulations to the following students on their achievements:
We are blessed with two Presbyterian camps in the area that provide excellent summer programming. There are even family camps for campers of all ages. It’s a great introduction to camp, especially for families whose children are not old enough for a week of camp on their own. Brochures for both camps are available on the back table in the Sanctuary, or you can find information online at Tall Timber Ranch (www.talltimber.org) or Sound View Camp (www.soundviewcamp.com). Camper-ships are available thanks to generous donations. Speak with Pastor Amy for more information.
As parents know, March is the time to start thinking about your summer plans. If you have a young person in your life who would like to attend a Christian summer camp, we have two Presbyterian camps in the area that provide excellent summer programming. Brochures for both camps will be available soon on the back table in the Sanctuary, or you can find information online at Tall Timber Ranch (www.talltimber.org) or Sound View Camp (www.soundviewcamp.com). Camper-ships are available thanks to generous donations. Speak with Pastor Amy for more information.
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