SUMMER BIBLE STORY VIDEOS 🙂
Each month this summer, Mrs. T. and the church staff will be sending out a summer fun Bible story and suggested craft video. Look for them in your inbox on the following Sunday mornings:
July 5, August 2, and September 6. (For all ages, like the one below 🙂
FAITH, RACE, AND CULTURE: FAMILY SUMMER PRACTICE
God made us to be diverse, from our skin color to the expressions of our cultures and families. This three session guided faith practice will help families continue teaching their children about empathy, culture, race, and prejudice. “Deep Blue Life: Faith and Culture—Anti-Racism” teaches about “Prejudice and Stereotypes,” “Curiosity and Empathy,” and “Colors and Cultures.”
Designed to use at your own pace over the summer weeks. Basic household supplies needed such as markers, tape, glue, pencils, paper, poster board, yarn, paint and paper plates. All can be adapted.
These wonderful materials are FREE – and they are a great starting point for much needed conversations.! Just read them – and adapt them for your family’s needs.
Just click the following link to download the study guide:
A four-session art Zoom camp with Mrs. T. Based on the themes: LOVE GOD, LOVE NEIGHBOR, LOVE YOURSELF AND LOVE CREATION
Join Mrs. T. and church friends for creativity, fun and faith story exploring.
Daily Zoom classes – Monday, June 22 through Thursday, June 25 – from 10:00 to 11:30. For children entering K through 5th grade. These classes are FREE – BUT space is limited to ten families, so please take a minute to register now! (A supply list will be sent out before camp begins.)
Just click this link to register:
FLAT JESUS FOR EVERYONE!
“Flat Jesus” is based on a children’s book called Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown. In the book, a boy named Stanley is accidentally “flattened” – allowing him to be mailed to lots of different places where he has all kinds of exciting adventures.
Because Church School does not meet during the summer, Sally Tomasetti believes now to be the perfect summer for “Flat Jesus” to help our church family stay connected. Flat Jesus also serves as an important reminder that Jesus is always with us and to remember his greatest commandment, which is to love God with all of your heart, your mind and your strength – and to love your neighbor.
Here’s how it works: Download a picture of Flat Jesus. Color it and cut it out. If you have a popsicle stick, you can tape your picture of Jesus to that to make it like a puppet. Then take him on your adventures this summer wherever they may take you: your backyard, a nearby sports field, family outings and vacations, day trips to the beach …. And take pictures of Flat Jesus everywhere you go!
Then ask your mom or dad to email your pictures to Sally (email@example.com), so that they can be shared on the church’s Facebook page with our whole church community.
Just click on this link to download Flat Jesus.
CONSIDER SILVER LAKE’s “SUMMER CAMP AT HOME” BOX FOR YOUR CHILD
Silver Lake Camp in Connecticut is our very own UCC summer camp. Ordering this box from Silver Lake will give you everything you need to participate in a Silver Lake “Summer Camp at Home” experience. The box will guide you through four weeks of camp programming! Designed to inspire the entire family, you can pick and choose how to engage with the material. Follow the prompts and instructions for a self-guided experience, join in a cabin group to share the experience (separate registration required: $10), add on optional activities from Silver Lake’s website, come to the weekly Friday campfires. Purchase a box from online store*. Sally Tomasetti’s children went to Silver Lake and loved it – and Sally believes this would be a wonderful introduction to sleepaway camp.
Each box includes: a Silver Lake journal and pen, a Silver Lake water bottle, wood cookie necklace/mandala, a friendship bracelet kit, butcher paper, markers, a pollinator garden/mini greenhouse kit, recipe cards, journal prompts, activity instructions, and more. Cost: $30. For various ages.
Just click here to register.