Families who are a part of faith communities often ask, what can I be doing at home? How can I help my kids grow into their own spirituality? Honestly, there are very simple things we can do as a family that will naturally encourage spiritual growth . . . things that a lot of which families do anyway. Still, it's nice to know that the things we do are helping our kids in this way. Nancy Bostrom wrote a lovely little book called, 99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children, from which I will share exerpts weekly to plant seeds, share ideas, and offer encouragement for families of ALL SHAPES AND SIZES.
The season of Advent is an expectant time and a time that invites reflection either as a family or individually. Jennifer and I are working on a resource that will offer daily opportunities for reflection as we walk together toward the birth of Jesus. The week before Advent begins we will unveil on our website an Online Advent Calendar. Each day there will be a reflection, song, poem, video or story to engage the imagination and help prepare us for the event that is to come. Each week will focus on a different theme of the season: Sign of Things to Come, Make Ready, Look Forward and Moving… Read full article >
Advent is Around the Corner . . .
Consider the upcoming season with this very fun, informative and brief video! Enjoy!
I give thanks today for God's incredible gifts, even if they only last a moment . . . Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is a terrific season for introducing stewardship to our kids! At 10to10 this Sunday we are going to talk with the kids about what it means to participate in church and pouring out our lives for the good of our community. We will be giving the kids stewardship cards that they can fill out to tell us how they would like to participate in our community in the coming year. They might decide to bake cookies for coffee hour, welcome new kids in class, help set up classrooms or give some of their allowance. We'll get a copy of their card to you so that you're in the loop!
Traffic Alert! Seattle Marathon this Sunday
The Seattle Marathon will run through downtown November 25. If you are coming to hte early service, be prepared for delays. Here is a map of the route -