Youth Activities from Heather
Compassion helps us see and welcome.
To see and welcome is how we accept one another. When we gather together at the table, we accept each other in the same way God accepts us. Through the parable shown in the videos, we will witness how compassion empowers us to release any anger and judgment we may hold toward others, ourselves, and the world for not being what we wanted or needed. We will learn how compassion inspires seeing, forgiveness, and welcoming! 

Live in love and smile!
Heather
The Lost Son Returns is an animated children´s Bible story about the parable of two sons. One who could not wait but lost his fortune. Upon his return his father forgave him just as The Lord always forgives his children.
The Lost Son Returns is an animated children´s Bible story about the parable of two sons. One who could not wait but lost his fortune. Upon his return his father forgave him just as The Lord always forgives his children.
A modern twist on the Prodigal Son Story:
This is a modern day depiction of the parable of the prodigal son found in Luke 15 in the Bible
Dinner Time Conversation:

  1. Do you think the older brother ever came to the party? And if he did, do you think he sat down at any of the tables?
  2. Do you think he sat with his Dad or brother?
  3. How do you welcome each other when someone is not having a good day?

Compassion Camp Sunday
“Compassion Camp Sunday” online services started last Sunday. We anticipate that this series will run for 10 weeks, ending just into the start of advent. The worship is designed for the whole family. During these gatherings we will learn what it means to have compassion for others, ourselves, and the world. We will sing, pray, share and listen to God’s word. There will be activities to do as a family and ones to share to our wider community. Packages will be dropped off at your homes or can be picked up at the Church. These packages will help you get the full experience of “Compassion Camp”. Volunteers are needed to help with scripture, prayers and skits.
Please contact Heather (heathermargerisontrillium@gmail.com) to receive the weekly meeting links and camp packages. 
Supplies:
  • A jar of some sort (can also be a box, bag or anything else that you have on hand, no need to go out and buy anything fancy!)
  • Paper (small pieces will fit best in your container)
  • Markers, colored pencils, or crayons
Craft Time
Craft/Activity:
How to do this kindness project:
Keep your supplies in an easy-to-grab place for your kids. Every day after school, ask them to sit down and write three kind things:
-one about something nice they did for others,
-one telling something nice that someone did for them and
-one that is just a nice comment or compliment about a person in their class. For the last one, ask your child to choose someone different every day.
Bonus points if your kids can say something nice about someone that they don’t really get along with too well! It gets them thinking about how everyone has good traits. If your kids are too young to really write much on their own, they can dictate to you and you can write it down.
After your kids write down their three “kindness notes,” have them put it in the jar. At the end of each week, sit down with your kids and read all the notes. Talk about how these acts of kindness made them feel.
     Did they make a new friend because of a kind act?
     Did they feel differently about kids who they didn’t particularly like before?
     How do you think the other kid felt because of your act of kindness?
This project is great for building empathy and compassion because it really gets your kids thinking about everyday acts of kindness. After a few days, they’ll be more conscious of how they treat others at school because they will want to have something great to share. It’s really such a simple yet engaging way to spread peace and harmony.
Music For Everyone to Enjoy

This week we are focusing on the song: “Come to the TABLE”

You can listen to the songs on SoundCloud here: 

You can watch sing along videos on YouTube here: 

Children and Youth Compassion Camp Service Links
Compassion Camp Sunday October 4, 10:30am
Sun, Oct 4, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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Canada (Toll Free): 1 888 299 1889
Access Code: 455-118-925
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Faith Formation Inquiries Program
Teens and Young Adults please contact Heather (heathermargerisontrillium@gmail.com) if you are interested in the Faith Formation Inquiries Program. Registration is required by October 5th in order to purchase materials. This program will begin in late fall and be completed in the spring. We will meet once a month online to explore insights into faith, discipleship, the United Church tradition, and prayer, just to name a few. 
Dried Milkweed Pods
The children and youth ministry need dried milkweed pods for crafts in late fall (no seeds please). 
Wood Disc Donations
We are still accepting wood discs for upcoming youth projects. If you have some wood and can cut them into 2 - 2 1/2" discs we would greatly appreciate that.
September Birthday Celebrations
Happy Birthday

Alexis - Sept. 8
Mira - Sept. 23
Elizabeth - Sept. 24

Do you have a birthday this Month? Let us know so we can celebrate YOU!
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