Happy Friday Parents and Teachers!
This year we are focusing on our three-step discipleship plan.
Step 1: Work on your relationship with God. (Building up Self)
Step 2: Talk about God with your family and your chosen family. (Building up Family)
Step 3: Pray and be curious about how God is using you to build up Christian Community. (Building up Community)
From now on, I am going to try to organize these emails in that step progression rather than by date. (The calendar will remain if that is still easier for you.) So what step are you and your family on? Let’s see if we can get everyone from step 1 (or pick a lower number, if that is where you are) to step three. Let’s Build up this Community of Christ.
Step 1 Activities: (Building up Self)
Sunday School- Regular Sunday School this Sunday!
Up-coming Lenten Program- I am sure you have heard about the upcoming Spirituality of knowing Jesus Lenten Series coming up. It begins on Friday, February 21st from 6-8 pm. There will be dinner followed by time reflecting on a spiritual discipline as well as time to practice that discipline. I believe Fr. Taylor is going to be pully from a book by Ruth Haley Barton: Sacred Rhythms. Here is the Link to it on Kindle: https://smile.amazon.com/Sacred-Rhythms-Arranging-Transformation-Transforming-ebook/dp/B002SG6FHG/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1581529728&sr=8-1-spons
Update on Confirmation- We had originally scheduled for Confirmation classes to begin in March with a Service date of Saturday May 2, 2020. However, the Emmaus weekend has been scheduled for that same weekend at St. Peter's Church in South Windsor. Knowing that most of our youth would rather participate in an Emmaus weekend, as well as their youth leader, Fr. Taylor and I are going to be working with the ECCT Commons to see if there is something else we can do to make this work. Remember that the service of Confirmation is also when adults are received into the Church Membership so, this affects more than our Youth. Thank you for your patience as we try to nail down a number of moving parts. Yes… I am still waiting…
Step 2 Activities: (Building up Family)
Mission Trip: This Sunday is the last week to sign up for soulfest
John Rosemond will be speaking at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church-St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Simsbury brings to the community nationally known author, syndicated columnist, and family psychologist John Rosemond on February 22 and 23, 2020. Rosemond is known for his sound advice and relaxed style and is one of America’s busiest and most popular public speakers.
Rosemond will be speaking on “Parenting with Love and Leadership” on February 22 from 7-8:30pm and “Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: Obedience Made Easy” on February 23 from 1-2:30pm at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 265 Stratton Brook Rd, West Simsbury.
“Parenting with Love and Leadership” is a humorous, yet thought-provoking seminar, where Rosemond describes the contemporary parenting conundrum in clear, compelling terms and then describes a practical, tested solution using what children need adults to provide to them: Love and Leadership.
In “Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: Obedience Made Easy,” Rosemond outlines a virtually fail-safe formula for successful discipline of not only the child who is strong-willed, but any child.
Step 3 Activities: (Building up Community)
Camp ROCKY RAILWAY- Registration for Camp ROCKY RAILWAY has begun, and we have our first participants already! Camp is a great way to meet new people both within our church and from outside. Our goal this year is to bring in new families from the village and beyond. So, parents, let your friends know and encourage them to register their kids. We are always looking for more volunteers from decorating all the way through the actual week of Camp so please check out our Camp ROCKY RAILWAY registration site and let us know how you can help. We NEED your involvement.
Open Mic Night at Trinity Church!!On March 27th, we are going to take a break from the Lenten Program and host an Open Mic Night! This is a chance for all of us to get together and invite our friends(!!) to a really great community building event. We are going to be celebrating our many talents with great food and fellowship! See Fr. Taylor to sign up or with Questions.
See you Sunday!
Sunday, February 23
Regular Sunday School, Youth Group 5-6 pm **Last Day to Register for SoulFest**
Sunday March 1
Regular Sunday School, Evensong 5:30 pm
Sunday March 8
DIGG Church, Youth Group 5-6 pm
Sunday March 15
Regular Sunday School, Youth Group 5-6 pm
Sunday March 22
Regular Sunday School, Joint Youth Group with Old Saint Andrews and St. Albans 12-2:15 pm!
Sunday March 29
Regular Sunday School, Youth Group 5-6 pm