|Posted by communications on August 19, 2020 at 10:10 AM|
August is here! I can’t believe it and with it comes high temperatures, end of summer, last vacations, earlier beginning of school, no Fall sports and many other things. The year of 2020 has certainly thrown us some curve balls thus far and August is not looking like any other one we have ever had! Our sense of normalcy has been thrown out the window and we see ourselves taking first day of school pictures without backpacks, not needing to catch the bus or even leave the house. Children from new Kindergartners to Seniors in high school are logging on from their homes to meet their new teachers through a screen. Face masks are our newest item of required clothing and we all continue to look for even more unique ones just to have something fun to show our sense of personality, since you can’t see all of our faces! Unbelievably different and unimaginable? You bet!
How do we navigate all of this and still stay sane? My thoughts go to several places, most importantly to our Faith. We come together for our Sunday worship even if it’s still on our sofas and we reach out with Christ’s love to our children, our families and others in need. One of my mantras is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” We find strength in him and take time to breathe, prayerfully meditate and re-group. As many of my friends and I like to say, “We Got This!” or rather “We Got This Because God Has Us” and will strengthen us to endure.
August will be past us soon enough and September will come and we will hopefully know more, have established some new routines and will once again have traversed another month in history like no other. Then, in September, we will bring you the beginning of a whole new Sunday School! Our VBS went so well, we are going to provide you with the materials in packets to have Sunday School at home at your leisure. We have spent some time researching a few curriculums that will work more specifically for each age group. Each month we will put together packets for those registered and will have them available for pick up at the church. Please be on the lookout for additional information and an online registration link in the newsletter next week. We have many other exciting ideas to engage the kids in addition to the packets and look forward to learning and growing with you during this challenging time.