- PALM SUNDAY CHILDREN’S MESSAGE https://photos.app.goo.gl/TCuoDqNTG2BHMPgA9
- 9:30am ZOOM CHURCH SCHOOL. Click here on Sunday April 5th at 9:30am to join.
- 5:30pm INTERGENERATIONAL 5:30 MAUNDY THURSDAY ZOOM WORSHIP Click here on Thursday, April 9th to join.
- GOOD FRIDAY HIKE! Hike individually with our walking meditations: Individual_Prayer_Hike_For_
Good_Friday_with_Four_Stops and Click here to add photos of your hike to a shared Church Album!
- EASTER SUNRISE ZOOM WORSHIP 8AM Click here on Sunday April 12th at 8am to join. Go and meet the sunrise, take pictures and share them in this Church Album.
ADDITIONAL CHILDREN’S RESOURCES
The Board of Ed’s Lainie Brown found these great crafts for young children:
Resurrection Eggs: https://lifeyourway.net/diy-ressurection-eggs-easter-story-book-printables/
Some palm Sunday activities and crafts: https://childrensministry.com/preschool-palm-sunday-activities/
Maundy Thursday for preschoolers: this could be a fun family activity: https://www.watermark.org/blog/last-supper-three-activities-for-preschool-families
AND A MESSAGE FROM INGRID CYROS
A blessing for your creative adventure:
When uncertainty surrounds you,
may you be grounded in these moments of creative play.
When your space feels small and confining,
may these quiet moments give you a glimpse of the divine,
and a shimmering feeling that the Creator is sharing space with you.
BEAUTIFUL EGG CRAFTS WITH INGRID CYROS
For extraordinary ideas to try, or simply dream of doing: The Art of Decorating Eggs by Gabriella Szutor, Search Press, 1989.
For art supplies: www.dickblick.com
www.allartsupplies.com (Art Supplies Wholesale, Beverly, MA)
All are welcome at our church school program
- For the smallest babies and children, come to our nursery, and meet Hind, who welcomes the youngest children of the church.
- Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade, come downstairs to our Godly Play workshop, led by Christine Hribar, Stacey Keane, and Paige Menchini.
- Second and Third Grade, join Barbara Mahoney and Judy Eldredge in the Sunday School for Scripture studies and play.
- 4th and 5th grade retreat to the parlor after the sermon. With snacks and a game, join us in conversations about how God speaks to us through Scripture and our lives.
- Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers retreat to the youth room after the sermon, for reflections on the meaning of life, God, justice, and kindness.
- Adults: meet after church many Sundays for classes on great themes of the faith, including the many names of God, the singing of praise, the seeking of wisdom, the practice of justice.
The Safe Church Policy: All children are protected at First Church by our Safe Church Policy. Children and families are invited to sign in at the start of church. All of our teachers and staff are screened for safety backgrounds, and are trained in the Safe Church principles of the United Church of Christ.