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    Volume 2014  |   Issue 1  |  January 8, 2014     Visit Children Youth & Family Home

Snapshots from the Christmas Season!

xmas eve 6 xmas eve angels 4

xmas eve singing 4xmas eve choir 6

littlest pageantLittlest Pageant 3

xmas eve lighting 4poinsettia hosts

January Calendar

Sun, January 12 - Regular Schedule

Panel in YF talking about Western Regional Youth Event

Wed, January 15 - Early Bird Registration deadline for Western Regional Youth Event

Sun, January 19 - Regular Schedule (MLK weekend)

Sun, January 26 - Regular Schedule

12:30-2 pm - Mentor/Confirmand Potluck & Masterminds & Wingmen discussion group

2 pm - SIng Out for Justice: Community Choral Celebration to benefit Mary's Place

Masterminds & Wingmen

This morning I started reading Masterminds and Wingmen and was immediately captivated by Wiseman's insights about Boy World. Though I don't yet have children, I see tremendous value in the research and insight Wiseman has put into this book. Even if you can't join us for discussion, I enourage all parents of boys or girls, and anyone who cares about kids to read this book.

Our discussion group will meet again on Sunday Jan 26, 12:30-2pm. (Remember to park or move your car into the Plymouth parking lot so you do not have to pay for parking after 1:30.) Here's how to prepare for the January meeting:

read ch 1-5 (97 pages) bring… Read full article >

The Believers

January 11, 2014 6-9pm at Wayside UCC

The Believers is an unprecedented feature documentary
that shatters assumptions about faith, gender and religion.
Built around the world's first transgender gospel choir, the
film portrays the choir's dilemma - how to reconcile their
gender identity with the widespread belief that changing
one's gender goes against the word of God.
After the movie, Aidan Key, Founder and Director
of the Gender Odyssey conference, will lead a
discussion.
The event is free; however, movie treats will be
available for a donation, which will go to Aidan’s organization
for Education and Support Services for families and… Read full article >

Prayer for Confirmands

God, may your blessings be with Morgan Gwilym-Tso and his mentor Kael Sherrard as they walk together. Give them open hearts and hears to hear, that they both might deepen their life in you. Amen.

Justice in January

During January, the confirmation class will teach the kids about racism, using themes around fair/unfair and being treated a certain way because of things you can't change. The youth began their study with a visit from Sylvia Odom, who shared several vignetts from her life and living in a racist world. The youth are excited to spend time with the kids and teach them about justice and how to live in love.

 

This Sunday at Plymouth

Sunday, January 12 - Justice/Racism

8:30 am Worship for all ages (Chapel)

     Childcare up to 2nd grade (1st floor classrooms)

9:30 am Breakfast (Lounge)

10 am Plymouth Forum (Hildebrand)

     Youth Forum - Panel about Western Regional Youth Event (322)

     Confirmation (222)

11 am Worship for All Ages (Sanctuary)

11:15 am Elementary Church School (221)

12:15 pm Hospitality Hour (Lounge)

     Planning for February Church School (323)


 

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