@11am PreK-3rd will meet with Mother Erin in Zoom, where we will read and discuss the book “Something Happened In Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice” by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins and Ann Hazzard. Join the PreK-3rd grade Sunday School Lesson. Meeting ID: 874 5061 4832, password: 677160
Please note: Rite13 and J2A will meet on June 14 and on June 28. Those meetings will be published next week.
A Note to Children and Families
Talking to Your Kids About Racism and Current Events Families, we are going through so much right now, and you may be wondering how to discuss all that is taking place in our country with your kids. It’s a difficult topic for us, made even more difficult when we try to break it down and explain it to our children. For now, here are a couple resources and ideas for you to consider:
This NYT Article has several resources on how to talk about racism and protest with your children. We will be reading some of these books in upcoming Sunday School classes as well. Take a look and see if you find this helpful. Books written on the topic are often the best way to begin the conversation at home.
Look around on social media for local “chalking the streets” events nearby, or just do it yourselves. Walk around your neighborhood and chalk some uplifting and supportive messages as your family’s way of sharing in this movement. Some ideas: “God loves and includes all,” “Black Lives Matter,” “Stop the violence, stop the hate”.
Our Summer Formation for Children and Families begins this week! We hope you received a mailing this week with two workbooks, one called Sing! Play! Summer! and another workbook called Slow Summer. (If you didn’t let us know!)
These resources are from the SALTProject and we will be utilizing their fabulous workbooks and listening to their fun music by the band Butterflyfish in the month of June.
Starting Sunday, June 7, two video lessons will be available, as well as many other resources. One video lesson will be for children in PreK-3rd and one for children who are in 4th grade and up. We will walk through a brief morning prayer practice and cover lessons in the workbooks, as well as give you ideas for how to go through the workbook this month.
Many of you expressed a desire to get together with other families to discuss the lessons of the week. If you’d like to be in a Trinity family small group to discuss your week and the activities you are doing in the SALT workbooks pleaseclick this link to sign up!