You all are doing amazingly creative ministries! I can assure you that the members of your churches count you high on their list of blessings. I know I am thankful for the work that I see you doing for your congregations. Your ministries to children and their families help them to feel known and loved by God during such an isolating time.
I want to encourage you to stay the course. Go back to the Bishop's guidelines with your church task force and really evaluate how each Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas plan can fit safely into those guidelines because above all we want to do no harm.
Below you will find a very useful bulletin insert for in-person and digital worship. The bulletin insert was a collaboration between Michigan, Texas Rio Valley, North Texas, and Arkansas UMC Conference Children's Coordinators. Feel free to download it and send it out as your own. If you have limited in-person activities, please make sure to send out material to include children and families that choose to stay home.
Grace and Peace,