CHILDREN'S FAITH FORMATION
NEWS & INFORMATION
published on April 29, 2021


Beginning next week, this newsletter will not be sent separately.
Please access it through the Children's Faith Formation link in the
Church's weekly E-blast (If you you do not receive the Church's weekly E-blast - please click here and request to be added to the distribution list).



Sunday Morning
Children's Programs:



At 9:00 AM: Zoom Church School
Zoom Invite will be sent via email on Saturday


During 10:00 AM Worship: Just Kids Church Time*

This week we plan to plant sunflower seeds in starter containers.
Please have children wear clothes that can get dirty.

Children will leave in-person worship during the Exchange of Peace.
Visiting children and all toddlers and preschool age children must be escorted
to the program area by an adult family member. Children and program
facilitators are required to wear face masks.

*When in person worship is canceled due to weather - Just Kids is also canceled.
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6th, 7th & 8th Grade Youth Group

Friday, May 7
from 5:00 to 6:00 PM

Outside or in Parish Hall

**Save the Date**

May 16th*
Immediately after 10 AM Worship
Lenten Pen Pal Celebration



Please come meet and mingle with your pen pal and all the other kids and adults who participated in this fun experience. Families of participants are also invited.

*The rain date for this event is May 23rd

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITY

Be a part of Cheshire's
"Summer of Sunflowers"

The Coalition for a Sustainable Cheshire is encouraging individuals, families and organizations to plant sunflowers. Our Church School kids will plant sunflowers for the Whiting House Garden. Why not plant some at home too! You can find information on where to get free seeds, Beginning May 1, on the Coalition for a Sustainable Cheshire Facebook Page.
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In-person Children & Youth Ministry Programs

Covid-19 related best practices

  • Program facilitators will wear a face mask at all times.
  • Participating children (age 3 and older) and youth will wear a face mask.
  • Program facilitators will arrange seating to comply with social distancing guidelines for elementary school age children. Siblings may sit next to each other.
  • Program facilitators will encourage participants to maintain social distance when walking from place to place.
  • Participants will have access to handwashing and / or hand sanitizer.
  • When meeting inside, windows will be open for ventilation.

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Youth Group Schedule and Contact Information


Stepping Stones Youth Group for young people in Grades 4, 5 and 6.
Due to Covid this group is not currently meeting.
For general information about Stepping Stones, please email Dawn Marchand, Acting Director of Christian Education.


6th, 7th & 8th Grade Youth Group: Next meeting May 7
This group typically meets* on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at 5:00pm.
Meeting confirmation and details, including whether the group will meet via Zoom or in person, will be sent via email. For more information please contact Todd Syrzyniarz, Director of Youth Ministry.


*Youth Groups do not meet during school vacation or on holidays. Changes to the regular schedule will be communicated via Email.

When Acolytes carry the flame into the worship service,
it symbolizes the light of God's presence among us.

Serving as an Acolyte is a wonderful faith formation opportunity
for youth in grades 4 through 9.
(We look forward to resuming the Acolyte Ministry when it is safe to do so.)


Contact and Other Information

Questions or Comments
Please do not hesitate to email, text or call Dawn Marchand (860-481-9850)
with any questions about the events and information included in this E-blast or any of our Faith Formation Programs.


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