Today’s thought is a piece from Rachel Macy Stafford. As the school year draws to a close and report cards are coming out, Stafford reminds us that “Report cards received during a pandemic should not be treated like normal report cards. See beyond the grade. Celebrate the growth” She goes on to offer 6 encouraging phrases to use with our kids right now. I encourage you to read them and use the phrases with yourself as well, as we continue to navigate these strange times.
With school ending, this will be our last church school email while we take a break over the summer. I can’t wait to reconnect with everyone in August. I hope you all have a restful and rejuvenating summer.
One Year Reading Plan
If you are following along, the week we are reading about Josiah in 2 Kings 22:1-23:25 (if you would like the readings for the rest of the summer, please let me know and I can send them to you)
Faith Based Events
Join our virtual Sunday school classes – we meet on Zoom on Sundays at 11:00, and Thursdays at 11:30. If you didn’t get an email from Lynne, but you’d like to participate, please let us know.
In grade 1 or under, want to come to Storytime on Sunday @ 12:00? Email Lynne for more info, or get the link in Peter’s email.
Looking to go on a road trip without leaving the house? Attractions Ontario has a list of virtual tours you can go on without going outside!
On that note, the Durham District School Board has also published a list of virtual trips you can go on (the link opens a PDF document)
The Presbyterian Church in Canada has put together a number of resources for families, both faith based links and fun & educational ones. They also have a list of other churches who are providing online worship services right now, if you were looking for mid week service (or any day) to try out.
We will continue to meet as a church school over the summer. If you need anything from us, feel free to reach out. Enjoy the beauty of God’s creation over the summer, and take it easy on both your kids, and yourselves, as we continue this journey together.