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    Volume 2013  |   Issue 18  |  May 8, 2013     Visit Children Youth & Family Home

Yoda Says

'Go, wash in the jordan seven times, and restored shall your flesh be. Yes, hmmm. Something so simple to cleanse his leprosy, Naaman was offended that Elisha told him to do.'

We'll gather this Sunday for our last Family Worship service for the program year! I have a fun surprise for the children that I think the parents will also enjoy! But you have to come to find out!

See you in the Chapel at 10am!


937 Marbles

How many weeks are there in a child's life between birth and the age of 18? The answer is 937. This is the number of weeks parents have to raise their child before he/she is a legal adult. Of course there is still parenting, but these are the formative years. What if you had a marble for each week of your child's life. What if you moved a marble from one jar to another as the weeks passed? Would it change your perspective on parenting and how much time you have? Would you want to be more intentional about how to make each moment count?

The church has even fewer hours and weeks to spend with the children in our community. On average, leaders… Read full article >



Pentecost Sunday!

Children's Choir/Church School: Rosemary will be taking the children's choir to Horizon House to sing, so we will be starting church school at 10:15. You can drop kids off in the chapel with Karen at 10am and they will go to class when the choir arrives.

Worship: Prepare yourself for a celebration on May 19, the birthday of the church! Show up in festive red and bring your youth along for a worship experience with great music!

Fellowship: After worship we will continue the party with the All Church Picnic! Molly will provide a main course (yay!) and we will potluck the rest! Details to come . . .


RECESS MONKEY is coming to Plymouth! They are playing a show in the sanctuary on Friday, May 17 at 4:30pm!

Come and hear music for children and families that truly ROCKS!!


Telling Stories to Kids

We have some great new resources on our library website! Susanne, our librarian, has put together a series of videos on storytelling and picking appropriate stories for young children. Here are the links!

Telling Stories - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnwyB0Xm5lo

Finding Age Appropriate Books for Young Children - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sNqnRNzNqw

Finding Age Appropriate Books for Ages 4 and Up - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R_v7H3RTBA

Visit our library website for more resources and books! http://plymouthchurchseattle.org/connect/library.html


How do you make Orange?

In April I traveled to Atlanta, GA for a conference on Children & Family Ministry. The conference was hosted by a very large

church from Atlanta with a vibrant children's ministry. Their theology differs from ours, but their longing to engage the young people in their midst is the same. They have been focusing for a very long time on finding the best way to engage children and inspire families and I think they are really on to something.

So, how do you make Orange? Well, go back to preschool art class. When you mix red and yellow, with roughly equal amounts of each, you get Orange! Red in this case
, represents the heart of the family,… Read full article >

For the Mothers

A mother's love is unending, always searching and is moving to witness . . . this story pulls at my heart.

Let us pray, Mother God, bless those who comfort, bless those who guide, bless the seekers and those who greet with open arms, bless the loving and longing, and bless the thanksgiving for life given and grace overflowing. Thanks mom, I love you! Amen.


This Sunday at Plymouth

May 12, 2013 - FOCUS SCRIPTURE - John 17:20-26

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

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

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

9:00am: Plymouth Soul Choir (Lounge)

10:00am: Family Worship (Chapel)

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

10:00am: Adult Forum - Sheldon Solomon - Grave Matters (Hildebrand Hall)

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

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

12:15-1:30pm: Childcare Available (122)


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