After a few rehearsals the Saturday morning before, a group of our Trinity Kids and Moms presented The Christmas Story through a shadow play. Under the direction of Rev Derek, with Judy H on the 'sheet' and 'light', Keira as the Narrator and Tiffany as the voice of the angels, the play was acted out with an impressive effect.
The Shadow actors:
Mary – Sophie; Joseph – Madeline
The Shepherds and Innkeepers – Charlotte, Kate
The Angels – Kate, Fran
Special thanks to Faye from the choir who sang 'Mary did you know' accompanied by Johnny. The congregation was invited to sing 'While Shepherd watched their flocks' and finished with 'Away in a manger'.
Good job all!
In speaking with Derek about Sunday School for this fall, I volunteered to be temporary solution and available most Sundays. It has been a pleasure to get to know these young people. Attendance has varied from 2 to 8 with some Sundays with no children/youth.
In September the youth wanted to be part of Rally Sunday and a sandwich board with their hand-made signs along with sweet treats was included in Trinity Hall.
The Sunday before Thanksgiving, multicoloured leaves were cut out and things that we were thankful for added.
On another Sunday Joanne Lips came and shared the children’s story that she had written about a little girl who wanted to be a bird and all the twists and turns in this adventure. (Thank you, Joanne!)
Throughout November we are looking at the coming Advent Sundays, ‘peace’ in Remembrance celebrations, and bringing ‘joy’ to the folks who receive Meals on Wheels by making Christmas cards for them, finishing with a wreath making Sunday under Justine McDonnell’s supervision (Thank you, Justine!).
On December 10th, there are plans for the children to be part of the White Gift Service.
Through the fall the youth have helped serve communion and greeted at the doors. They are eager to participate and willing helpers. They need only to be asked and shown the way!
A special thank you to Lynda Baker, Tiffany Pinckard and Christine Warman for being present on a Sunday morning to lend a hand and also to Judy Hall for including the youth in activities on Remembrance Sunday.
The aim is to provide something on Sunday mornings, a sharing of stories and a related activity that our Trinity Kids will feel, they too, have a special place at Trinity and are part of this family.
That being said, we need two adults each Sunday to be available, one to help, the other to lead. Please speak to me if you are able to volunteer one or two Sundays. Hopefully we will have someone more permanent in place sooner than later! Regardless, remember the African proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child”.
On another note, our Nursery has been spruced up and although there haven’t been little ones on Sunday mornings recently, it is used by some of the groups through the week who bring young children with them. Always interesting to see the toys have been played with and so nice to know there is a place for these young ones!
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