August 9, 2020


Through the Eyes of a Child

Create a sacred space for yourself -- using a candle, Bible, cross, plant, flowers, rock or simply by being outdoors. Please include a photograph of yourself as a child and/or the photo of a beloved child in your life and perhaps a favorite children’s book.  

Supplies for this Week’s Worship Activity

  • A photograph of yourself as a baby
  • A jar/tin (you can use the jar/tin you used for our Hope Activity)
  • Two different color pieces of paper cut into strips (at least 3 strips of each)
  • Something to write/draw with

Gathering with Friends
Children seem to know intuitively that we are all part of one family -- God’s family. As we gather, please say hello, exchange a smile or wave -- let us delight in being together.

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Through the Eyes of a Child

Then Jesus called them to him and said, “Allow the children to come to me.

Do not forbid them, because God’s kingdom belongs to people like these children.  

I assure you that whoever does not welcome God’s kingdom like a child will never enter it.”

Luke 18:16-17 (Similar texts in Matthew 19:14 and Mark 10:14)

About Our Summer Season

To say that this spring has been different than any of us expected is a gross understatement. Many of us feel weary, worried and ready to get back to life as we knew it before COVID-19 and our heightened awareness of systemic racism. 

But what if the invitation is not to go back but forward? What if the goal is not so much return but renewal? What if God’s call is to see the world with fresh eyes -- to see what is most important to us, to see how we are all interconnected, to see the everyday miracles of gardens and trees, friendship, kindness and love? This summer, we invite you to look at the world Through the Eyes of a Child. Read more about our Summer Seasonal worship here