Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Summertime fun

As most of our families and students are now complete with the activities of summer and all that goes along with summertime fun, we are SO happy to have our Sunday classrooms filled with children and teens again. It's been a joy to listen and share our stories of summertime adventures.

We've had a fun summer too. Four of our teens attended the Centers for Spiritual Living summer teen camp. Our theme was Love is Love is Love is Love. With a theme like that along with approx. 350 participants you can imagine there was a lot of LOVE going on. Together we blessed and gave back to the land at Buckhorn Camp by spreading wildflower seeds and planting flowering plants near the dinning hall. We created beaded bracelets filled with God qualities then did a huge group blessing over them before they were packed up to be sent to Jamaica as gifts for the school children. We danced, we laughed, we participated in 12 workshops, we sang, we prayed, we cried healing tears and we grew in our Spiritual practice.

Back home our youth classrooms were filled with fun projects to enhance our spiritual lessons. With our attendance being lower than normal we combined many of our youth classes so that our volunteer teachers could enjoy their summer too. We played games ~ read stories ~ created fun things and even had a Sunday with our teen big brothers and sisters. Near the end of summer several of us teachers and advisors got together for a send off party to celebrate long time classroom assistant Camille Escovedo. Camille has been assisting in our youth classrooms since she was in Jr. High and has been a beloved presence in our youth program. We love you Camille and wish you the very best!

On August 20th, Practitioner Debbie Butterfield brought her Zentangle workshop to our teen group. We spent a little over an hour together learning new techniques and patterns. We found the practice to be very calming and meditative and since many of us like to doodle, this practice taught us how to do it with intention, focus and non attachment to the outcome. The results were beautiful, expressing our individuality and creativity all at the same time. Thank you so much ~ Debbie.

We hope you've all had a fun summertime too. We look forward to sharing a Sunday morning with you soon. Youth classes are held at 10 and 11:30 in classrooms 1 & 2 and our teens meet from 11:15 to 12:45 in room 11 in the north wing.
Love and Blessings,
Susan Robinson, RScP

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