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Families First

A guide to events, information, resources and all things related to family wholeness from Grosse Pointe Memorial Church.

Faith Formation Resources for Home
Naming Loss & Gratitude with Young People in These Uncertain Days
by Brad M. Griffin from Fuller Youth Institute
At this time of social distancing and the cancellation of many milestones of a young person’s life there is a need to acknowledge such loss. Below is a link to a helpful article from the Fuller Youth Institute that addresses this. Some of the suggested practices can be used with children of all ages.
Sunday School Resources to Use at Home
Deep Blue Adventures by Abingdon Press, is now offering Sunday School lessons for families to do together at home. Included in the lesson is a link to watch the video that goes along with the lesson. This week's lesson is "Peter In Prison."

Sparkhouse Faith, is offering eight Sunday school lessons that families can do together at home. Each lesson includes, music, video, discussion questions and activities for families to do together at home. This week's lesson is "God's House".
Showing Love and Support to Our Healthcare Professionals
Child drawing of Valentine s Day background made with wax crayons
Please read this message from Laura Burns, a member of GPMC:

Hi all,
I hope you are staying well at home during these unprecedented times. Many are looking for ways to lift the spirits of the front line healthcare heroes. Here’s a simple one for your children:

Have them make a card or drawing to show support - a thank you, a rainbow, a superhero, anything encouraging - and sign it from the GPMC community.

Drop them off in the plastic bin on the front porch of the Burns family: 1167 Grayton in Grosse Pointe Park.

They will be delivered to St. John along with baked goods from GPMC. Deliveries will continue through April so the more cards and drawings the better! 
More Resources for Children and Families
Below are activity pages to print for the children to do.
Summer Events for Children and Families
Family Camp, August 21 -23rd. Information about this awesome weekend can be found on the link below. This year, families have an opportunity to rent either a cabin (has a private bathroom and is air-conditioned), a Teepee (has bunk beds) or bring your own tent and bedding. Breakfast is shared cooking by the families and lunch and dinner are supplied by the Conference Center in the main building. Michindoh offers many different activities, swimming, water slide, hiking trails, canoeing, archery and much more. Contact Lisa Turner at lturner@gpmchurch.org for more information or questions.
Blessings,
Lisa Turner
Director of Children's Ministries
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
This newsletter for the GPMC Preschool/Children's ministry will arrive in your inbox about once a week! If you have any questions about the events featured above, please contact lturner@gpmchurch.org. If this email does not display properly, you may view as a webpage.