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.

This story is from Jesus teaching's on the sermon on the mount. He reminds us to not worry about anything because our heavenly father will take care of us like he takes care of the birds and the lilies.
Dinner Time Conversation:
1.   What did the father see? Did you see what the father saw?
2. How about the younger brother?
3. What feelings did you feel when you heard the story?
4. Who shows compassion? Who receives compassion?
Craft Time
"God takes Care of the flowers and the birds, and He will take care of me!"

Want to make paper flowers?
Click on the image to learn how.
Craft Corner
Table Centerpieces:
What you need:
-coloured paper
-glue stick
-stem (stick, pipe cleaner, or straw)
-container to use as a vase (recycle a plastic container or tin can)
Over the next few weeks write words (Feel, Listen, See, Hear) on the petals that remind us how to be compassionate .
Music For Everyone to Enjoy

This week we are focussing 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: 

Orange Shirt Day
At Trillium we believe that God’s promise is that “we are not alone” and one of our core values is, “Speak out for Justice”. It is our purpose to live in community with God in our presence. On September 27th faith communities all across Canada will remember and honour Indigenous children who attended Residential Schools. (Orange Shirt Day September 30th, 2020 M4RR (Minute for Right Relations) 
Click on the photo to learn more.
Beginning September 27th, we will begin online “Compassion Camp” services. 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) for more information.
Children and Youth Compassion Camp Service Links
Sun, Sep 27, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
Canada (Toll Free): 1 888 455 1389
Access Code: 507-540-789
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Children and Youth online:
September 27th worship service
September 30th 6:30pm - Hands and Hearts Craft Club
Teens and Young Adult please contact Heather (heathermargerisontrillium@gmail.com) if you are interested in the Faith Formation Inquiries program. This program will begin in late fall and be completed in the spring. We will meet once a month to explore insights into faith, discipleship, the United Church tradition, and prayer, just to name a few. 
Hands and Hearts Craft Club:
Wed, Sep 30, 2020 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
You will need:
-a green berry basket (we have lots at the Church so let me know if you need one)
-wool, plastic lacing or string (for weaving)
-coloured paper
-glue stick
-stick, pipe cleaner, or straw

Link for Hands and Hearts Craft Club:
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
Canada (Toll Free): 1 888 455 1389
Access Code: 854-939-485
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/854939485
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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