We have created a private Facebook group called "HOSANNA! Families Connect" that is designed for our Sunday School families to stay in touch with each other and find resources for faith formation at home. Anyone is welcome to join, but you'll find it especially helpful if you care for kids ages 0-18 in your household. Contact Alison with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to (virtually) see you soon!
Twenty-seven people have signed up for our dialogues on the difficult subject of racism. Find the Zoom link here each week and watch this week's prep video. In addition to the study materials, we've begun compiling a list of books, articles, movies, videos, local organizations, events, and other resources on the topic of race that are available to all. If you missed signing up for the conversation, but you'd like to consider joining or get the book, please contact Pastor Mike.
We meet for Bible study online every Wednesday at 10:00. Whether you've participated in this study in person in the past, or are looking to join for the first time, you are welcome. Details about how to join by Zoom video conference are posted here.
If you missed the daily Bible stories Pastor Mike read to our kids earlier this summer, you can see the last few here, but also e-mail him for the whole series (we can't legally post them all online at the same time). These videos are one more opportunity to share the Bible stories, and a good way to help kids feel connected to their church family even when we can't gather.
Prayers for When you Feel Anxious Coloring Pages
If you're feeling stressed and anxious, there are two things that can help: prayer and coloring. Although coloring may seem like the stuff of children, it's a great way for adults to slow down their thoughts and focus their bodies, too. Download the resource below, print it off, and bust out your colored pencils, markers, or crayons.
Thank you to Illustrated Ministry for providing this free resource.
If you don't have a way of printing these pages, but still would like them, drop us a note and we'll mail you a paper copy.
Our Congregation's Lenten Devotional Book
We didn't plan it this way, but the devotional booklet written by members of our congregation is an excellent way to feel connected to the lives of others in our congregation. The writers aren't unknown people far away, but people you know. Even if you didn't start at the beginning of Lent, download it now and see how others have experienced the love of God!
If you have ideas for what would be helpful and meaningful for you, or if you'd like to help facilitate an online group, please send a note to Pastor Mike at email@example.com.