Five Smooth Stones Family Ministry Blog
Our family ministry blog offers insights and musings from Gabrielle Farrell, Lifespan Religious Educator, Beth Irikura, Religious Educator for Youth, and other guest bloggers. You’ll also find information about some current Religious Education happenings
Will you join me at the Retreat in West River? Last week, while working with the 3rd-5th graders on Making Sandcastles (and what it teaches us about resilience), part of the challenge was finding a partner to work with who was not a good friend. There were eleven (11) children in the room and and to a one they said, “we don’t have any good friends in here.”
I hope you will join me there at West River — register now — .it’s a great opportunity to make a friend or maybe five (btw, friends are the #1 resiliency skill!). More info here.
ChalkTalks: Who Am I? Each 3rd Tuesday evening beginning at 6:45pm, a few hearty folks gather together as the RRUUC Religious Education Committee begins its meeting with others who have come to talk for 30 minutes about the assigned topic — this past month’s — Why a Multiracial Multicultural Religious Education?
A Family Movie Review...what it does depict is the life of children, and some adults, trying to be “free” in spirit and to themselves, and to include others who are just a bit off and out there, non-conformists, or people for whom something has set them apart. It teaches us that freedom is a promise though there are painful costs….
New Year’s Ponderings from Gabrielle Farrell It is almost always possible to participate in congregational life on any and all Sundays…. but it is NEVER convenient. There is always something else to choose from. And once the commitment is made, it is rarely easy to get family settled and be ready to turn attention to matters of spirit.
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