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Prayers of the People March 21, 2021

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Holy, Gracious, and Generous God, We come before you today with sometimes fragile yet undeniable hope in our hearts. Like the delicate, unfolding petals of the early spring crocus, an end to this pandemic seems, somehow, impossibly possible. Hope is made especially tangible in the mass vaccination sites [...]

2021-04-05T19:49:30-05:00Church Stories, Pastoral Prayer|

Asynchronous Faith Formation

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Sunday school at your own pace: The Beatitudes Your whole family will enjoy the videos, downloadable activities, and meditative coloring pages used to explore these often-surprising blessings that Jesus taught. Contact Greta Connor to access the materials. Sunday school at your own pace: [...]

Third Grade Scripture by Heart

As we all find ways to work, learn, and connect online please know that Children’s Ministry and the third-grade teaching team is doing everything we can to support our amazing third graders in learning scripture by heart. A Beatitudes matching game is attached for those who still need to practice. The musically inclined might [...]

Memorizing My Verses

Children's Day By Christine V. Hides I was apprehensive about the answers I would receive when I asked the third graders what Bible passage I should memorize for Children’s Day, this Sunday, June 2. Would they suggest something too long for me to learn? Or a passage from the Old Testament that would be [...]

Asking Real Questions

By Christine V. Hides “When you answer a question at church, you will be right 90% of the time if you say 'God' or 'Jesus.'” This is a joke I have heard pastors tell children many times over the years. While they usually aren’t wrong, they should be. If our goal is [...]

Wow, God!

By Christine V. Hides Future dogs, rainbows, “when the sun sets down in the sky,” music, moms and dads, brothers and sisters…these are just a few of the things children answered when we have asked, “what makes you say, wow!?” We use this question as part of our prayer time, as a way to [...]