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December: Christmas Socks

December: Christmas Socks

Dec 17, 2015
After the Christmas Pageant on December 12, the Middle School Church School students assembled Christmas socks for the homeless. One sock from each pair served as the "wrapper." Inside was the other sock, two packages of hand warmers, one package of toe warmers, a Chapstick, toothbrush and toothpaste and a $5 Dunkin' Donut gift card. On the outside, a cheerful and encouraging message was pinned. This project followed a lesson from the previous week on community service. Ann D. gathered the supplies and delivered the final packages to Father Bill's in Quincy. My thanks to Jen for the photos and background information.
September Activity

September Activity

Sep 21, 2015

On Sunday, Sept. 20, the younger elementary Sunday school class went on a nature hunt and created collages with their findings as they completed a lesson on the four elements. The older elementary class made dream-catchers. Both classes are learning about Native Americans and specifically the Wompanoag Tribe in preparation for the September 27th AWE Sunday. Thank you, Jen Caffelle, for these photos and the description!

What Church Means block prints

What Church Means block prints

Jun 02, 2015

The Church School did a unit on Literacy. On Sunday, May 31, the topic was Gutenberg and how the printing press impacted the ability to share a message. The craft component of this lesson involved making small one-use "block prints" using a sheet of thin styrofoam, a simple stylus and colorful ink. Each original work was supposed to illustrate "What Church Means." The children made theirs during Sunday School but during coffee hour the bigger people got to share in the fun.

Nepal disaster relief fundraiser

Nepal disaster relief fundraiser

May 12, 2015

East Church's kitchen was a busy, productive place on Sunday, May 10. Thanks to Jen Caffelle both for these sweet photos and the following glimpse into a Church School activity which those of us upstairs might not been aware of: "All the Sunday school children helped make brownies and cookies to sell during fellowship hour.  The proceeds will benefit those affected in the recent Nepal Earthquake, something we have been learning about in Sunday school this month."

Stone Soup Project

Stone Soup Project

Jan 19, 2015

One January activity in the Church School was a hands-on exploration of the story of Stone Soup. I have Jen Caffelle to thank for this sweet photo. Stone Soup is a story about a community finding they have unexpected plenty when each member contributes something seemingly insignificant. If you aren't familiar with the story, find a church school kid and ask!



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