Our Child and Family Programming looks different this year as we continue to work through the challenges of COVID-19, but that does not mean that we are idle. This year, we are focusing on Blessings and Beatitudes as we find new ways to be church together while physically apart.
We focus on the blessings of God and the ways we can be blessings to one another and our neighbors by participating in monthly Blessing Events throughout the year. Some events will be in person with appropriate health precautions while others will be held digitally. We begin the year with a Blessing of the Devices on the front steps of LMC on September 13 at 4:00 p.m.
Families with children who are three and under (plus their siblings) are invited to participate in monthly Pajama Storytime on the first Saturday of the month in the morning with story readers like Deaconess Claire and other special guests (maybe you!).
All ages, but especially our PreK – 2nd Graders are invited to listen to stories, sing songs, do crafts, play, and pray with a pre-recorded half hour Bible Storytelling event. These will be available on YouTube for 3 weeks per copyright regulations. There will be no new recording the first week of November and the Sunday before Thanksgiving. We encourage you to use these recordings to set aside intentional time for Faith Formation activities in your home at a regular time each week. A take and play/take and make kit will be made available for each family with a PreK 3 – 2nd grader.
Our third and fourth grade Sunday School teachers will teach a once-monthly Sunday School on the Beatitudes (Blessed are they who….) using curriculum from Illustrated Ministry. The class is open to our entire church family and is designed to encourage conversation across generations. We will explore the Beatitudes through on-screen activities, activities to do at home, AND some praying through coloring!
This year Club 56 will continue to engage in Project Based Learning by preparing a worship service. This year, they will creating a Christmas Program that can be shared digitally to bring cheer and delight to the whole LMC community and their families near and far. Meetings will be a mix of in-person and on-line as weather and health guidelines allow.
Parents will be invited to participate in occasional-monthly parenting zoom meeting to discussing raising children in the faith.
Registration for Child and Family programs is now open. Registering helps us to make sure we have the most current contact information for distribution of digital resources and helps us get to know your child better. Click the button to register: