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    Volume 2013  |   Issue 5  |  February 6, 2013     Visit Children Youth & Family Home

Worship and Projects for Children & Families!

March FOCUS Projects!

I'm excited to share that during the month of March we will have FOCUS programs for K-2nd and 3-6th grades!

K-2nd: Our intern, Debbie Maund will be exploring the story of Palm Sunday with the kids, using visual arts and hands on projects. The kids will share their projects with the congregation on March 24th, which is Palm Sunday.

3-6th Grades: Calling all kids in this age range who love to play chimes!! Amy Neer will be teaching you all a song from February 24 - March 24. You will get to share your song with the congregation on Easter Sunday, March 31st!

I'm excited to see how God will collaborate with our young people and these… Read full article >

Please bring a Flashlight to Family Worship!

Families are invited to gather in the lounge this Sunday, February 10 for our Family Worship service at 9:45. We will gather, learn some music, do a little tiny art project and prepare to go up the mountain with Jesus at 10am. If you are in the skit (and not in children's choir) please arrive at 9:30 to briefly go over the skit.

The youth who were in Godspell will be singing one of their songs at the end of worship! We're so excited to worship with their music!

This Sunday we will be celebrating the Transfiguration! We ask that each family bring one flashlight so that collectively, we can make Jesus shine brightly!

Childcare during Lenten Series

Every Wednesday during Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13, Families are invited to eat a simple meal together (6:00pm) and join in a healing service of candle lighting and prayer from 6:30-7:00pm.

Please call the church office if you would like child care which is available for the entire evening, including the Faith Formation  discussions afterward which end at 8:30. Child Care is available for 2nd grade and younger. Any age child may come if there is room or if an older child wants to help out!  

We especially invite all ages of children and youth to the healing service at 6:30pm called "Prayer Around The Cross", a time when… Read full article >

Spiritually Healthy Children - Write a Family Covenant (38)

"As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

From time to time in history, various permutations of the church have written down their faith in a succinct statement. Often it is found in a creed or "I believe" statement. In the UCC and other denominations, we use something similar: a covenant, which describes not only what is important to us about our faith, but also how we are in relationship to one another. In a covenant there are sacred agreements, rather than hard and fast rules, and when one of those agreements is violated, it has to be addressed by the community and the relationships often need to be repaired.… Read full article >

February Church School Calendar

Wednesday, Feb 6 - Annual Meeting - childcare provided

Saturday, Feb 9 - Leadership retreat (for everyone on a board) at church - 9am-12pm. Please let me know if you need childcare

Sunday, Feb 10 - Family worship at 10am (No 10to10 this Sunday)

FOCUS with intern, Phil Vestal (grades 3-5) (No focus planned for K-2)

Wednesday, Feb 13 - Ash Wednesday - 6pm dinner, 6:30 service.

Sunday, Feb 17 - Church school on regular schedule

FOCUS with intern, Phil Vestal (grades 3-5) (No focus planned for K-2)

Wednesday, Feb 20 - Lenten program - 6pm

Sunday, Feb 24 - Church school on regular schedule

FOCUS REVEAL on the Lord's Prayer during worship 


This Sunday at Plymouth

February 3, 2013 Focus Scripture Luke 9:28-36 - Transfiguration of Jesus

8:30am: Sunday Worship for All Ages (Chapel)

8:30-10:00am: Childcare Available (Room 122)

9:00am: Children's Choir with Rosemary H. (Room 225)

9:00am: Plymouth Soul Choir (Lounge)

9:45am: Families gather for Family Worship (process up to the chapel at 10am) (Lounge)

10:00am: Church School for Toddler-PreK & High School (Various Classrooms)

10:00am: Adult Forum - UCC Global Misison (Hildebrand Hall)

11:00am: Sunday Worship for All Ages (Sanctuary)

11:15am: FOCUS - grades 3-6 - The Lord's Prayer with Intern, Phil Vestal (Room 221)

12:15pm: Coffee Hour for All Ages  (Lounge)


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