Christine V. Hides

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Christmas Pageant

  Wise men, angels, stars, and shepherds costumed in bathrobes... Many of us have treasured memories of participating in the annual Christmas pageant when we were young. Children’s and Music Ministries at Kenilworth Union Church continue this rich tradition of retelling the story of the birth of Jesus Christ through story and music. This [...]

2018-11-14T12:03:33+00:00

Hope

By Christine V. Hides December is a curious mix of joy, wonder, and stress. During this season of paying attention to how God is with us we are distracted by wish lists, calendars, requests, inboxes, and to-do lists that overflow. Yesterday the 4th grade class read Luke 1:67–79, where Zechariah (John the [...]

Advent Begins This Sunday

By Christine V. Hides, Director of Christian Education ...behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. “Behold” is not a word we often hear outside of the story of the angel proclaiming Jesus’ birth to the shepherds. “Beholding exhorts us to stop and notice something important [...]

Children’s Ministry Christmas Pageant

By Christine V. Hides Wise men, angels, stars, and shepherds costumed in bathrobes... Many of us have treasured memories of participating in the annual Christmas pageant when we were young. Children’s and Music Ministries at Kenilworth Union Church continue this rich tradition of retelling the story of the birth of Jesus Christ through [...]

Family Dinner

By Christine V. Hides “Sharing a family meal is good for the spirit, the brain and the health of all family members.”–TheFamilyDinnerProject.org. Scheduling family dinners together as children get older and more involved in activities is a challenge worth taking on. The table is where we take a rest from our busy schedules, [...]

2018-11-12T15:29:45+00:00Children, Church Stories|

Cultivating Gratitude

By Christine V. Hides During the harvest season we thank God for gifts of sunlight, rain, soil, plants, and air which sustain life. Cultivating a heart of gratitude begins with paying attention to the simple things we often overlook. Our family has been filling my grandmother's old recipe box with words of thanks [...]

2018-11-09T05:24:09+00:00Children, Church Stories|

Kindergarten through First

By Christine V. Hides, Director of Christian Education Last Sunday I had the opportunity to lead part of the 9 a.m. Godly Play Chapel that includes 3 & 4 year-olds and kindergarten and first grade children. Each Sunday they scamper up the stairs to the chapel doors. There they are invited to prepare [...]