Children in Kindergarten through Fifth grade attended Children’s Chapel on March 12th. We had a special guest, Cyndy Parr, who talked to us about the scientific method of inquiry and how we learn by asking questions.
After the chapel, our hands-on project was a trash walk around OBIC. Our kids were amazed by the amount and kinds of trash and recycling we picked up. Between both services, we almost filled a large trash can and added a large amount of recycling to the big green recycling bin.
I’m proud of how hard your children worked! They crawled through underbrush and used their eagle-eyes to spot the tiniest bits of plastic and other non-composting materials!
This week, if you would like to continue the message of how we bring science into our religious lives, you may want to consider viewing The Story of Stuff together, and discussing how your family might have less of an impact on the earth. There are lots more videos to watch on their website: http://storyofstuff.org/movies/
Movie Nights for Parents and Adolescents!
Please join us for two movie nights with your adolescents. Recommended for parents of youth from fourth and fifth grade through high school. Childcare will be available!
Sunday, April 23, 5:00-7:00 pm – Miss Representation:
Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.
– See more at: http://therepresentationproject.org/film/miss-representation/
Sunday, May 7, 5:00-7:00 pm – The Mask You Live In:
The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. The documentary ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.
– See more at: http://therepresentationproject.org/film/the-mask-you-live-in/
Yours in faith,
CONSTRUCTION HELP NEEDED! At our April 9 Children’s Chapel, we will be building a Little Free Pantry. We have a project manager who will help us design and build the pantry. We need tool-handy parents to help with the building and installation of the pantry. We especially need someone who has experience with installation of a structure on a post. Click here for examples! Please email Robin Slaw if you can help.
Family Game Night and Potluck, Saturday, April 22, 5:30-8:30 pm. Join us for a meal and games! Families of all types are invited! Bring your favorite games to share. Mark your calendars now!
Elementary Our Whole Lives (OWL) classes for Grades K/1 and Grades 4/5
Please remind your OWL students to go directly to class and not enter the Sanctuary! Classes will run through April 2nd. Kindergarten and First Grade 9:00-10:00 am, Fourth and Fifth Grade 11:00 am-12:30 pm. All other RE Classes continue as normal.
Parents & Caregivers as Sexuality Educators! Next class Sunday, March 26th, 5:00-7:00 pm Facilitated by Doug Miller, Steph Silver, and Robin Slaw.
Yours in faith,