During last month’s Belong series, OSL children highlighted the theme with an Inside Out Movie and Pizza Shuffle, Take Out Church Skittle Conversation box, a new book club for moms, and Kindness Rocks, all with the objective of getting conversation rolling to remind people that they belong to God and in community.
In a basket alongside paint pens, smooth white rocks invited students and adults alike to stop and design a prayer rock for someone in their life to remind them they are loved. Community instantly formed around the table. Creativity inked the rocks as people imagined blessing special people in their lives.
“Yes, and I’m bringing it to a friend at school tomorrow.”
Our congregation seeks to connect faith to everyday life. The message sinks into our heart and, inspired by it, we live it out for the world to know. In this case, it meant a child—knowing he belongs and is loved— sharing a sense of belonging and value with a friend on the school ground.
—Melissa Nesdahl, Director of Faith Formation
SAVE THE DATES!
OSL Children’s Milestones and Singing 2019–2020
All Sunday School and Wednesday School students age four through grade five sing
December 15 at 8:45 Celebrate & 11:00 Festive (Children’s Christmas Program) Rehearsal on December 14, morning
February 9 at 8:45 Celebrate (4th Grade Milestone)
March15 at 11:00 Festive (1st Grade Milestone)
March 29 No Singing (4- and 5-Year-Old Preschool Milestone)
April 5 at 8:45 Celebrate & 11:00 Festive (Palm Sunday Procession)
April 9 No singing (5th Grade Milestone) Agape Meal April 8
April 26 at 8:45 Celebrate (3rd Grade Milestone)
Sunday learners will not attend Sunday School on dates they have a milestone, since you will have Family Time with Pr. Sami at 10:00 a.m. in the Friendship Room.
Winter at OSL Youth Ministry
Winter is a busy time for OSL youth, with three major events over the next two months: