February Town Hall Prayer

February Town Hall Prayer

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Let this be our prayer for the world…
Let the rain come and wash away
the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds
Let the rain held and nurtured over generations.
Let the rain wash away the memory
of the hurt, the neglect.
Then let the sun come out and
fill the sky with rainbows.
Let the warmth of the sun heal us
wherever we are broken.
Let it burn away the fog so that
we can see each other clearly.
So that we can see beyond labels,
beyond accents, gender or skin color.
Let the warmth and brightness
of the sun melt our selfishness.
So that we can share the joys and
feel the sorrows of our neighbors.
And let the light of the sun
be so strong that we will see all
people as our neighbors.
Let the earth, nourished by rain,
bring forth flowers
to surround us with beauty.
And let the mountains teach our hearts
to reach upward to heaven.
Amen.

Rabbi Harold Kushner

Faith Stepping Stones

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Faith Stepping Stones is a program designed to recognize, teach, explore, and celebrate the different components of faith formation in a child’s life. This program provides a way for families and the church community to be active participants in each child’s spiritual journey and discovery.

* 3 & 4 year olds receive Prayer Pillows

* Kindergarten & 1st graders learn the Lord’s Prayer and then help lead the congregation in prayer

* 2nd graders learn about the different components of our worship service, and then participate on their special Sunday

* 3rd graders receive their own Bibles on their special Sunday

* 4th & 5th graders learn about communion and have a chance to make the bread. They then participate in the serving of communion on their Sunday