Resurrection seeks to affirm intergenerationality in the life of our congregation, and is shifting programming to better align with this value. We are moving from an emphasis on separate programming for children and youth, to more integrated activities that include participation from multiple generations and ages. Activities include Themed Family Nights and Congregational Events, ranging from a Community Field Day, a Souper Bowl Party, Clothing and Book Exchanges to “Fort Night”, an intergenerational fort building competition. These activities are offered monthly and designed in partnership between the Child & Family Ministry Director and the Youth & Family Ministry Director.
Programming for your child during church services:
At Resurrection Lutheran, as Jesus did, we welcome children of all ages as integral members of the body of Christ, and we welcome the sounds and activity that accompany them! There are a number of spaces and activities designed for children to experience and participate in worship according to their needs; we trust families to work out the best option(s) for them and their child(ren) on any given day. Our options include:
Our new Pray Ground, located in the back-right section of the sanctuary is specifically set aside for young children during worship to quietly engage in age-appropriate activities while experiencing worship in the sanctuary along with their families. It consists of a rug, small table with child sized chairs, coloring sheets, crayons, blocks books, lacing cards, soft toys, puzzles…
Located in the back of the Sanctuary, these small bags are filled with crayons, doodle pads and other surprises which can help keep the squirms and wriggles at bay for mom and dad to enjoy the service. Children’s Bibles and Bible story coloring sheets are also available, near the Pew Bags.
If your little one simply needs a break, our nursery is staffed during our 9:30 and 11:00 service for children from birth to 5 years of age. Sound is piped in, so parishioners who may choose to stay in the nursery can hear what’s happening in worship, while children can play freely.
May this season of Easter bring delight and mystery into your evolving spiritual practices, particularly in this time of engulfing grief and unknowns. Prepared for you is the next Home Faith Resource calendar, linked below, that I've put together, reflecting April 13th through June 7th, Trinity Sunday.
Incorporated into this resource are weekly programming that I continue to lead for youth and families, as well as an array of resources for you to engage with.
Examples include weekly Compline nightly prayer services, Bedtime Stories, Confirmation and Saturday Morning Spiritual Education Classes, Friday afternoon youth Zoom calls, as well as activities for you to engage with on your own time as prayer, meditation, spiritual and creative practices, and Scripture readings.
This calendar will continue to be updated to include recordings of past programming , any additional scheduled programming, and available community resources for your continued convenient access.
May you be aware of God's activity in your life in meaningful ways, and may your health, safety, peace of mind, and relationships continue to be nurtured and tended.