Nov 9 (Sun) - Begin theme "Discovering Gifts of Ministry," Children's Choir sings at 11am, Stewardship gathering at Brigitta's house 4-6pm
Nov 14-15 (Fri-Sat) - OWL Overnight #3 of 4.
Nov 16 (Sun) - Stewardship lunch after 11am worship with a kid activity table (no childcare), TPK teacher meeting at noon-ish.
Nov 23 (Sun) - Baptism at 11am, 3/4 class give away food to homeless.
Nov 30 (Sun) - SU Students teach Elementary about Earth Justice at 11am (kids won't come to worship) , Thanksgiving Weekend.
Advent Church School
During Advent, Beverly Harding Buehler and friends will be working with the elementary classes to make felt blankets for children in need. With a very simple pattern and many busy hands, they will use the Sundays leading up to Christmas to bring love and warmth into the world.
On Dec 7, the older elementary children (grades 3-6) will take Poinsettias to Horizon House at 11:15 while the younger children (grades K-2) start on making blankets. All elementary children will be together, crafting their blankets on Dec 14 & 21.
Earth Justice with SU Students
In late November, seven Seattle University students will teach our elementary children the first of three lessons about Earth Justice and Faith. These students are part of Enactus Seattle U, an organization that helps university students reach out to their communities. "Seattle Enactus is a team dedicated to serving the community through the promotion of free enterprise and the support of entrepreneurial endeavors of all individuals. Through the projects of Seattle Enactus, we strive to empower people in need, inspire environmental sustainability, and generate a positive profit to encourage responsible economic development in a sustainable… Read full article >
Poinsettias to Horizon House!
Each year during Advent the 3rd-6th grade children take a pilgrimage to Horizon House (a retirement home located on the other side of Freeway Park affiliated with the UCC) to deliver poinsettias to Plymouth members who are less mobile and have a hard time getting out. On Dec 7 at 11:15, Karen Hollis will gather the 3rd-6th grade children in the lobby outside Hildebrand to make the pilgrimage once again to Horizon House with poinsettias in hand. We will be greeted at Horizon House by co-chaplains, Kizzie Jones and Terry Taigen, and several residents who will shepherd the children around the building. Parents, we will need at least 5 of you to… Read full article >
Sharing the Climb
From The Book of Awakening, by Mark Nepo, author, poet, philosopher.
" Those who drink from the one water gaze at the same stars"
The climb was long. The day was hot. Tom had thought ahead and had frozen his water bottle, so his water would stay cold. But once he drank what had melted, he was left with a small chunk of ice rattling in a plastic bottle. That was when Bill, another climber, who hadn’t thought ahead, asked Tom to share his ice. Bill had plenty of water, but it was hot from their climb in the sun.
Tom was glad to share his ice, and tried to break the chunk up so he could pass ice chips into Bill’s bottle. After a long… Read full article >
Become a Church School Teacher!
ELEMENTARY CHURCH SCHOOL - 3 week commitment (Approx. 10 hours total)
Teacher Job Description
1. Choose a month and tell Karen or CY Board member when you want to teach.
2. Come to a 1 hour meeting after church 2-3 weeks prior to teaching to team build with co-teachers, learn about church school procedures and Faith Practices curriculum.
3. Co-teachers create three 30-45 min lessons from Faith Practices for grades K-2, 3-4 OR 5-6. User friendly curriculum provides a range of activity options connected to theme and scripture.
4. Teach on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month you choose at 11:15 am.