An Update from Tara, As Published in the February 2022 Branch
Finding Blessings in the Midst of Covid
We are all struggling to try to figure out how to make things normal, or back to how they were before Covid. It is a challenge. Our lives have changed. My father has to get his stomach removed, but his surgery keeps getting pushed back because of covid cases, there are no hospital beds for him. This is the same story for many people. A lot of us are lucky, either we haven’t had covid ourselves or we haven’t been affected by it. I have a sister-in-law who is a nurse. She is also going to have another baby this month. We all worry about Covid. It is something that we have to deal with. We don’t have to let it stop our life. Soon my dad will have his surgery and be better, soon my nephew will be here. God has continued to bless us even when it may not always feel like it. So, find those blessings. Look what God has given us. Be happy in the moments you have been blessed with.
Sunday School is February 6th and 13th this month! We will be talking about Adam and Eve and have some fun things planned! Sunday school will be offered during service (There will be a time to head to Sunday school marked in the bulletin), on the first two Sundays of each month! We are going to be trying this layout for the foreseeable future. If you have any questions, please contact Tara (email@example.com)
We need Sunday School teachers! We need 2 helpers for each Sunday school! We need at least one adult over 21 and the other helper can be confirmation age or above! Sunday school will be held during the service on the first two Sundays of each month. I can have dates for you to sign up as well! If you are interested in helping, please let Tara know (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Upcoming Dates & The Theme of the Day:
- February 6th - Adam & Eve
- February 13th - Adam & Eve
- March 6th - Noah's Ark
- March 13th - Noah's Ark
Mosaic (High School) and College-Aged Students Upcoming Event
Mosaic (high school) and college-aged students will be doing another Escape room February 27th about 2pm (exact time will be announced closer). The cost is $10 for each youth interested in going. We will be doing a harder room due to how fast they did the last room!
Please let Tara know if you are interested.
Children's Worship Kits
We will have Children’s Worship kits available for use in service. There will be kits for babies/toddlers, younger education, and older education! It will have books, color activities, drawing paper, and stuffed animals. Each bag will be made for the age range in mind! Try them out! They will be cleaned in between each Sunday! They are currently by the usher stand. Please let Tara know (email@example.com) if you have any questions!
First Communion Classes
First Communion Classes will be starting on February 27th! Anyone 6th grade or below,(or if you missed it) are welcome to take part in this new curriculum. If you think your child is ready for their first communion, please let Tara know (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can get you more information and start getting you materials.
Family Fare Receipts are still being collected! For every so many receipts provided, the youth get money back! If you have any receipts, you can put them in the basket that is in the youth corner of the narthex, you can drop them off at the office, or mail them to Tara here at the church! Thank you!
February Youth & Family Schedule
- Feb 6th - Sunday School: 10am - Adam & Eve
- Feb 6th – Confirmation: lesson at 6pm
- Feb 6th - Mosaic: Meet at 7pm
- Feb 13th - Sunday School: 10am - Adam & Eve
- Feb 13th – NO Confirmation or Mosaic: SUPERBOWL SUNDAY
- Feb 20th – Confirmation: lesson at 6pm
- Feb 20th – Mosaic: Meet at 7pm
- Feb 27th - Mosaic: Escape room around 2pm (exact time TBD)
- Feb 27th - First Communion Class
- Feb 27th – Confirmation: In-person lesson at 6pm