N-Sid-Sen Video - UCC Teen Makes National News - Jesus Principles - And More!
This Sunday we begin the 2012-2013 program year at Plymouth. It is an exciting time with new staff (you'll meet them this Sunday during the 11:00am worship), new ministries, and a spirit of hope that is blowing through Plymouth.
Here are three notes for church school volunteers and teachers:
Please be present this Sunday during worship for the commissioning of those who care for the children and youth at Plymouth
Also, please remember to complete a Disclosure Form and turn it into the front office
Finally, if you want your room arranged in a particular fashion in the future, please diagram your prefered layout on the blank page provided in your blue classroom binder
See you this Sunday - Brandon
I'm looking forward to the start of the program year this Sunday. I've been thinking about this new begining and I've been pouring over videos with the question, "Where do we begin?"
I found two videos that open with simple questions. Over the course of their reflections both videos draw me back to reflect again on the person and work of Jesus. Starting with Christ seemed to be fitting way to begin the program year…Watch the videos.
Food, Education, and a Home
As we begin another school year I think about the students I've had the pleasure of teaching in China and in Venezuela. In each context there were differences in form but at the core there was a uniformity in the eyes of children who came back to school with hope.
Looking for some way to earn community service hours? Have we got a project for you! The cards, envelopes and pencils in the back of the sanctuary pews need updating. Great Sunday project! (Although I wouldn’t recommend during the service). He He!
In can be inspiring to hear about the ways other UCC churches are leaning into hope, peace and love. I often find mustard seed ideas when seeing how the spirit is moving in other faith communities in our area.
One way to learn about the ministries of other local churches is to subscribe to the e-newsletter of the Pacific Northwest Conference. Each issue includes a reflection by our Conference Minister, the Rev. Mike Denton.
When I first heard about this story about a teen challenging a magazine around issues of body image, I thought, "That sounds like something a UCC teen would do." I was happy to learn that my instincts were right. This is another reason why I am proud to be part of the United Church of Christ.