We have resumed our pre-COVID practice where the children and youth will join us in the sanctuary for the first 15-20 minutes and then we will sing them out to their classes.
If your child does not want to go to class, that is also OK — our services are welcoming for all ages.
We will be starting out initially with two classes grouped by age / grade:
Elementary – Pre-K – 5th Grade (Teachers: Ashford McLain and Kevin Henry) — Our theme is “Peace, Social Justice, and the Interdependent Web.” This week — along with their weekly service project of cleaning up the grounds and plans for their Art Swap — the group continues its focus on responding to bullies.
Middle and High School (Teachers: Ken Peterson and Eric First) — This Sunday the group will be discussing the epidemic of gun violence in the US — both the school shootings like the one in Texas and white supremacist hate crimes like the murders in Buffalo.
We also will talk about the vast numbers of people lost every day to what has horrifyingly become “ordinary” gun violence.
What is the way forward?
Note — We have not yet brought back nursery care for our littlest members and visitors who cannot yet be vaccinated for COVID. However, babies and toddlers are welcome to stay with their parents in the sanctuary. We are very understanding about baby sounds in worship.