Thursday, December 28, 2017
Farewell 2017 ~ Hello 2018!
This time of year is often a time of reflection of all that has transpired throughout the year, and wow was 2017 a full year. We covered 12 Spiritual Values and they supported us well as we navigated our time together. Especially this last quarter when life took a turn none of us expected.
The love and support that radiated in and beyond our classrooms after the fire storms was beautiful to witness and be a part of. All of our teachers and assistants agreed to hold our lessons lightly and give space and time for the children and teens to share their stories so they could be heard, loved and supported through prayer, hugs and more.
I am beyond grateful to all the amazing volunteers that make up the team that supports our Youth Ministry. Week after week, month after month they say YES and show up to bring love, laughter and spiritual study to our classrooms. Our Nursery is always bursting with happy toddlers who play and pray together in their own special way. Our teen group has grown even more this year and we are proud to share that 3 of our teens are also members of the One Heart Choir! (Photo above from our October teen overnight)
As we wrap up our year on New Years Eve, we'll talk about releasing anything that no longer serves us from 2017 and setting intentions for 2018. In addition to having a little fun!
Our theme for 2018 - is 100 years of Science of Mind. Lesson plans are in place for January and the year is designed to take us on another fantastic journey of self discovery and growth as we explore spiritual principles and practices.
We will also be implementing something new in the coming year ~ youth registration forms for our students. It will be a simple form that parents and guardians are to complete so we can gather a bit more personal information. Things like last names, birthday's, food (or other) allergies, contact information and social media preferences. We'll update our photo/video permission form as well so we can share more of the goodness that happens in our youth classes.
More goodness is on the way too. Rev. Tara is working on hosting a few community events that will be held throughout the year for families and members of our community to come together in a casual fun way. I'll be hosting a Conscious Parenting book study for a small group of interested parents. Free Wednesday Wisdom evening classes! Information on all that will be coming soon.
In closing I want to Thank YOU for sharing your children, teens and families with us. It is an honor and a privilege to be of service and I look forward to sharing another amazing year with you in 2018.
Susan Robinson ~
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