Fall Children’s Programing

By Christine V. Hides “It feels happy to be at the table with all the people,” was a child’s answer in our wondering about the story of the Good Shepherd and World Communion. Yesterday we delighted in more stories of bread from the congregation, the Bible, in worship, and in Wondertime. After the story [...]

Children and Family and Music Ministries Registration

Registration is Open For children in preschool through eighth grade: Please register for Sunday School, Breakfast Club, Children’s Choirs, Faith234, and Youth Groups—all in one easy form! New: Everyone will register online annually to ensure we have correct contact and safety information. Thank you for registering before Homecoming Sunday on September 8. [...]

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On Radishes and Self-Control

By The Reverend Christine V. Hides A cleverly designed study, described in the book Switch by Charles Heath, in which people were asked to eat radishes rather than the homemade cookies on the table in front of them demonstrated that self-control is an exhaustible resource. After internal supplies of willpower needed to resist [...]

Fruits of the Spirit: Gentleness

By The Reverend Christine V. Hides Kittens, a pad of paper, relaxing, and kind touches…these were the things that children named when I asked them about gentleness. After we read the book, God In Between by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, the children remarked that the man and the woman searching for God were gentle [...]

In Deep Gratitude For Faithful Ministry

By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster This week, Anne Faurot resigned from her role as Assistant Director of Children's Ministry, after 10 years of ministry at Kenilworth Union Church. She spent those ten years delighting in God's presence with children, telling biblical stories, singing sacred songs, developing new programs and creating relationships [...]

Fruits of the Spirit: Kindness

By The Reverend Christine V. Hides Yesterday we read the picture book The Story of And: The Little Word that Changed the World by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso. When different shapes can’t get along, the word “and” helps them connect to create something new. We responded by making our own creations through free play and watercolor [...]