June: National Indigenous Peoples Day
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Learning and activity guide is available online here!
May 24: Go Green!
How Can We Be Good Stewards?
A steward is someone who cares for the owner’s property. God has asked us to be stewards of God’s creation. Each and every one of us is responsible for taking care of God’s earth. When we think about a plant with billions of people, we might wonder what one person can do. One person can start something that will catch on and suddenly a whole bunch of people are doing it together. And together, we can care for the earth and make sure it is always the good creation God made.
May 17: Praying in Colour
This week’s activity is PRAYING IN COLOUR.
We invite you to dig out all of your coloured markers, crayons, pencils, paints, and whatever you have around the house to join us in a guided visual prayer.
May 10: The New Creed and Wesley-Knox Trivia!
Wesley-Knox Trivia Game
Compete with your friends, family and Wesley-Knox community to see who knows the most about Wesley-Knox! Anyone can compete and the top three scores will receive honorable mentions in next week’s newsletter. Click the link to try the quiz, open to all ages!
The New Creed
We are not alone, we live in God’s world.
We believe in God: who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God’s presence, to live with respect in Creation, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen. our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.
May 3: Sunday School Dance Party!
This week’s activity is a DANCE PARTY to some of our favourite Sunday School songs! We are putting together a playlist of songs with actions, dance moves, and movement that you can do from home. You can view the full playlist here.
Do you have songs that aren’t on our playlist? Send us a link and we will add them! Have a cute photo or video of your family participating at home? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured in a future newsletter!
April 26: Paper Chains
Rev Pirie demonstrates a simple activity that you can do at home! This was part of our Sunday worship on April 26.
April 19, 2020: “How to Be Bucket-Fillers”
- “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” read by author Carol McCloud.
- Printable Colouring Sheet. Download here.
- Online Puzzle here.
- How to Make an Origami Paper Basket here.
- More resources online here
April 12: Flat Jesus
This week we are challenging you to create your own Flat Jesus! Flat Jesus gives us a visual reminder that wherever we are (hopefully safe at home!) that Jesus is always with us.
Please send us pictures of your Flat Jesus in your everyday life to email@example.com. If you do not have access to a printer, let us know and we will mail you your very own Flat Jesus!
Faith at Home
This is a collection of resources designed to help you build your child(ren)’s growing faith at home. These are designed as resources only, choose what works for you and your family. If you have other resources that you find helpful, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add them to this list!
Each Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 11am for the foreseeable future, GO in partnership with our friends at Living Presence Ministry will host an hour of camp. Storytelling, special guests, crafts, games and more! (Grades 1-6, register online here)
Each Tuesday & Thursday for the foreseeable future, GO in partnership with our friends across the country will host an hour of teen-drop in virtual space. Conversation, devotion, stories and community.
(Grades 7+, register online here)
Illustrated Ministries is supporting local congregations and families by providing free, weekly, faith formation resources. Register online and materials will be provided weekly by email.
Vibrant Faith provides resources for families to worship together at home.
The Pacific Mountain Region (PMR) is another region of the United Church of Canada located on Canada’s west coast. They have put together a fabulous page full of resources and ideas.
Around the world, people of all ages have joined Mo Willems in his studio for weekday lunch doodles. The three week run, all 15 episodes and their downloadable activities are available here.