The Monelli Memo: This month we celebrate the five hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. But I must confess that I am much more interested in the reformation I see happening every day. Babies are re-formed into toddlers, toddlers are re-formed into children, and children are re-formed into teens right before my eyes. Expanding abilities and independence are all part of this ongoing reformation and so is the growth in the knowledge of and love of God. It is such a blessing to pray with the youngsters at Bread from the Journey each week. From children aged five to ten years old I hear prayers for God’s healing of pets and grandparents as well as for those affected by natural disasters, racism, and homelessness. As their worlds expand, so does their understanding of the greatness and goodness of God’s love. This is the kind of re-formation that God offers to us all and we need only look to our children and teens to be reminded of this.
For His Sake,
My Tithe of Treats
On Sunday, October 22, all children will receive a “My Tithes of Treats Bag” and will be encouraged to fill it with a portion of their trick or treating candy and return it to the church. These treats will be given to children and others who would not normally have any sweet treats at all.
The Phinney Phlames will meet on Sunday, October 8th in room 301-302 with Joyce Aasland and Nancy Monelli
All youngsters in the 4th and 5th grades are invited to this lively youth group experience. This month we will be celebrating Phall Phun with lunch, minute-to-win-it games, fall crafts, and much, much more. In November, the group will travel to St. Luke’s in Ballard to help with food preparation for the Edible Hope Program.
Programs and activities for the Adult Members of Children and Family Ministry
The Caregiver Circle meets on SUNDAY 15, October in Pastor Hansen’s office. If you care for an elderly parent, a loved one with a chronic condition, or a distant relative with continuing needs, you are welcome and encouraged to take part in this support group. This is an opportunity to meet with others experiencing similar life challenges, to learn coping skills, discover local resources, and pray with and for one another. If you would like more information, please contact Nancy Monelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.