Family Resources for Sunday March 10

Dogbert (gazing at night sky): No matter how bad the day is, the stars are always there.
Dilbert: Actually, many of them burned out years ago, but their light is just now reaching earth.
Dogbert: Thank you for shattering my comfortable misconception.
Dilbert: It’s the miracle of science.  — Scott Adams

This session concludes the Miracles program by exploring some phenomena that remain mysterious and awe-inspiring, even under scientific examination. Participants revisit stories, activities, and themes of the program and have the opportunity to reconsider their own ideas about Miracles.

The details about class on Sunday morning:

Babies – 4 year olds

  • Children’s covenant, chalice lighting, and joys & concerns
  • Listen to the story of of “Things We Still Can’t Explain” and look at images of examples from the story
  • play inside

Kindergarten- Grade 2

  • Children’s covenant, chalice lighting, and joys & concerns

Grade 3-Grade 8

What you can do this week at home:

If you are unable to join us, feel free to use these links and resources to create a faith formation opportunity in your own home this week

EXPLORE THE TOPIC TOGETHER:  Talk about… Has your idea of miracles or what is miraculous changed over the course of this program? How do you think differently about miracles now? What are some of the miraculous qualities about your family?

EXTEND THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Try…  an outdoor discovery trip to exercise your ability to notice miracles. Visit a nearby park or sit on your own front stoop; you can focus on nature or, instead, focus on human behavior. Challenge yourselves to observe everything as if for the first time, looking with close attention. Bring a magnifying glass, pencil and paper for sketching, and a note pad to try to describe something in very specific detail with words, as if writing a letter to someone who has never, and may never, have the opportunity to witness the miracles you will see.

A Family Ritual. Remind each other to be grateful for the miracles all around us. At the end of a day, take a moment together, and have each family member say, “I am grateful for the miracle of____________.”

 Coming up:

March 17 NEW curriculum Love Connects Us

March 16-17- Spring High School Con in Chandler, AZ

March 31 Last Sunday Youth Breakfast (grades 6-12)

April 26-28 District Assembly in Long Beach, CA

Let me know if I can be supportive to you in any other way!  I am here for you.

All my best with blessings,