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Posted by The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson on

Come and See

Do you ever wonder, how does faith affect my life on Monday morning? Not sure how to talk about the Bible with your preschooler, or your teenager? Do you yearn to grow in faith as a family – not just at church, but at home? Are you a grandparent, yearning to pass on your faith to your grandkids?

This summer, Faith Formation (formerly Christian Formation) is hosting several “Come and See” events, where we will explore those questions together. These events, following the 10:15 service, are designed to be intergenerational – that is, people of all ages will try on different prayer practices. We will go through stations, which invite us to practice talking to God in new ways: on a hike, at the beach, at bedtime, or at the dinner table. After each event, you’ll go home with something that you can incorporate into your daily life. Think of it like a laboratory – there are so many ways to pray and to engage with our faith. Come and see some new, creative ways, and try them on. You just might be surprised!

June 25: Outdoor Prayers – this week our active prayers focus on nature: rocks, bees, bugs and trees!

July 16: Prayers for the World – our theme this week is international. Learn a prayer in a new language, make prayer flags, fold origami peace cranes, and pray for the world.

August 13: Praying in Color – this week we will get messy with our prayers, using finger paints, play dough, watercolor, and more. Together, we’ll explore creative ways to spend time with God.

September 10: Blessing Bowls – this week, each family will create a special centerpiece that will help us share stories at home: around the dinner table, at bedtime, or anytime.

Preschool and Church Family Playdates at Rancho Bernardo Community Park

All are welcome to join St. Bart’s families for a morning of fellowship and fun. Bring a blanket, and come ready to play! June 20, July 5, August 17, September 21 - 9-11 a.m. - Bring the kids, a blanket, and a snack and join other families with young kids at the playground. All are welcome – bring neighbors, friends, and siblings. Come to make new friends, and rejoice in the summer season! Look for the “Welcome” banner.

~Mother Mary Lynn Coulson