The great end in religious instruction is not to stamp our minds upon the young, but to stir up their own; not to make them see with our eyes, but to look inquiringly and steadily with their own; not to give them a definite amount of knowledge, but to inspire a fervent love of truth.
William Ellery Channing
The whole church is in an exciting period of rebirth and this is especially true with our youth programs. We are very committed to building our programming around families with children. Childcare with arts and crafts activities is always available for children of any age who don’t want to attend the full worship service. Youth is an especially important issue for our new pastor, the father of a five-year old who attends school in Sausalito.Young people have always been an important and active part of the community.
In addition to Sunday school classes that were creative and engaging, youth of all ages contributed at worship with readings, music, plays, and delivered the message on occasion. A program called “Prayerents” partnered adults and youth to develop supportive friendships through prayer, cards, and activities. Both the youth and the adults really enjoyed the experience. Summer fare included a day-camp program complete with the very popular overnight camp out in the sanctuary!
Watch this space for updates about Youth Nurture.
We are grateful for Pam Will, who contributes her wonderful skills and experience each Sunday morning, for our childcare ministry.
We will be sharing the color, energy, and fun of the projects she and the children create each Sunday through photos, both here and in on the Thomson Hall bulletin board.