Religious Education for Children and Youth (April 2014)

Joanne Dingus  (Director of Religious Education)

Joanne Dingus
(Director of Religious Education)

submitted by Joanne Dingus

I imagine most people have seen the beautiful floors in RE by now. I want to thank Brandy, the Board and the folks who installed them. They really look great!
I also want to thank the high school class for giving us a wonderful Sunday Service back in March. It takes a lot of organization, brainstorming and cooperation to make a service happen. I am very proud of the work that they did.
The youth will have a lock-in at the end of March in conjunction with the Cluster meeting. We expect to have youth from some of the other churches participating.
April looks like it will be kind of a mellow month with no big RE events. Of course, we will have our regular youth group meeting on the second Wednesday and our Got Kids on the third Sunday. The main event will be the annual Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 20th. We will have an egg hunt after each service if there are children at both. We can always use help stuffing Easter eggs in advance and hiding the eggs the day of, so if you would like to help out, please see Joanne.
We will be holding a family friendly event on May 3rd. There will be a showing of the movie Dirt! The Movie is an insightful and timely film that tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet. Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, Dirt! The Movie takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. Dirt! The Movie will make you want to get dirty! We will hold a potluck lunch and have other related activities for children and adults.
Thinking ahead, Jeannine Christensen is helping us plan classes for elementary school kids this summer. The title is Raiders of the Lost Arts. We will mix art, science, spirituality and history and take a creative journey around the world. Some of the topics include: Rock Art a look at cave paintings, I want my Mummy and ancient Egyptian art, Alchemists, spiritual and scientific phases of being.  If you would like to help with the summer classes please let see Joanne or Jeannine.
See you in the RE!

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