CHILDREN'S FAITH FORMATION
NEWS & INFORMATION
published on July 16, 2021


Sunday Morning
Children's Program
for July 18

Just Kids church time
offered during 9:00 AM in-person Worship


Children ages 2 and up are invited to leave worship, after
the Baptisms for Just Kids church time.

This program will meet in rooms 9 /10 downstairs,
however we may go outside to work in the garden or play some games.
Please send your child(ren) dressed for these activities.
A water bottle is also recommended.

Visiting children must be escorted to the program
by an adult family member.

Children and program facilitators are required to wear face masks.

Wednesday Evening,
August 4
Bingo on the Green at 6:00 PM
Lots of Prizes and Lots of Fun!


This event will also kick off our Annual Backpack Drive
to support students in need.

And we will be joined by our neighbors
from Temple Beth David!



Our Annual Backpack Drive is a wonderful opportunity to engage children in our Outreach Ministry.

Inviting children to select the "perfect" backpack to share with another child connects the joy they feel - starting school with a great new backpack - to the joy they are spreading to other kids.

This year we are partnering with Temple Beth David to collect backpacks for students in Cheshire and Waterbury.



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 masks.
  • Participating children (age 3 and older) will wear a face mask.
  • 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 5 and 6.
This group will resume in Fall 2021. For general information about Stepping Stones, please email Dawn Marchand, Acting Director of Christian Education.


6th, 7th & 8th Grade Youth Group:
This group is on summer break and will resume in Fall 2021. 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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