Sledding – Sunday, March 9

So here are pics from the sledding party we had this past Sunday afternoon. The weather was amazing (about 40 degrees), the snow was wet and glorious for playing, and the people who came were awesome! We spent about an hour outside before moving in for some snacks. Thanks to Rob and Linda for hosting and their grandson for scouting the best sledding hill the day before! Also, thanks to Nancy Charles for sharing pictures she took (especially since Pastor Kara’s camera battery decided to die after taking only a few pictures)!

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Active Confirmation

One of the biggest challenge for any leader is to keep people active and interested.

This month for confirmation we learned about the three religions that all claim Abraham as the first follower of God: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. These three are old, began in the Middle East, and all trace their heritage to the one God that Abraham worshipped (and people still worship today).

And of course, what learning about Abrahamic religions is complete without singing and dancing to “Father Abraham”?

Proof of their dancing:

 

And here is the good looking bunch of students with the volunteer guides:

  

First Communion Bread

Last month, a few of our young members decided that they were ready to learn about partake in the Lord’s Supper.

So they gathered together for a couple hours to learn about the history of Communion: who started it, who shares the meal, what the significance is for Christians.

It was both a class and an activity day.

They made the bread that they would eat with the rest of the congregation at their First Communion.

They made invitations to send to special family and friends.

And here are some awesome pictures from that day (sadly enough, one student isn’t pictured because she met on a different day):

Opening Homes

One of the great advantages of Christmas is the opportunity to be able to clean and decorate and invite and visit and eat…

This past week I (aka Pastor Kara) hosted two events at my house.
1. Youth Xmas Party
2. Open House

I love being around people, especially when there is fun conversation and food and friendship.
So I opened up my home for those who wanted to see where their pastor spends her free time (and of course, some time is working on sermons or Bible studies).
I cleaned up the house, even the bedrooms so people could see what I mean when I say that I have more than enough space in my 4-bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home.

I hope that everyone who came enjoyed the afternoon.

Here are some pictures from the day:

...cause who doesn't like an inflatable nativity?

best location for parties...the kitchen!