What a great worship we have planned for this coming Sunday, June 9th! For Presbyterians, the second Sabbath of June is Children’s Day and for us that means MESSY CHURCH SUNDAY!!!!! Messy Church is our “Sunday School”, but it’s way more laid back, casual, and fun than what you might expect. This Sunday will be our last Messy Church until summer is over and it’s going to be a doozy!
First off, the kids will be running the worship service. We’re hoping the weather cooperates and that we can be outdoors because our theme this year is WATER, which makes total sense because it’s Pentecost!
We will be doing a celebration of baptism and reaffirming of our faith.
And thanks to our kids, a generous anonymous donor and the One Great Hour of Sharing campaign (where kids collect change in paper fish banks during Lent) we will be dedicating $200 to purchase a water filter for Flint, MI; a rainwater catchment for washing to help with personal hygiene in other countries; and a share in a garden well to help with food growth.
We hope that you will join us! Kids of all ages are welcome (squirmy and noisy kids too)!
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Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ.
She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible.
"Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal.
Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one. Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.
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