About This Blog

In these times, we’re doing faith formation differently to keep us safe and healthy. Here, on this new blog, every day you’ll find a video of Eli’jah reading from Desmond Tutu’s Children of God Storybook Bible, plus a child-friendly reflection and three prayers for your day.

March 27, 2020

In today’s story, folks tend to focus on the little engine that finally agreed to pulling the train over the mountain.  I’d like to give an MVP to the toy little toy clown though.  He always kept his head up and believed there was a way to make it over the mountain.  I wonder how we can be more like the little toy clown.

Daily Prayers

In the morning when we wake up: May today bring joy in new ways. Amen.

At mealtimes: Dear God, thank you for health. Thank you for the earth. Thank you for the hands and hearts that made this food. May the earth and your people be healthy. Amen.

Bedtime: Dear God, thank you for resting from the top of my head down to my toes. Your love will be with me even in my sleep. Amen.

About This Blog

In these times, we’re doing faith formation differently to keep us safe and healthy. Here, on this new blog, every day you’ll find a video of Eli’jah reading from Desmond Tutu’s Children of God Storybook Bible, plus a child-friendly reflection and three prayers for your day.

March 25, 2020

In today’s story, Abraham and Sarah help people that they had never met before.  They didn’t know anything about them.  They just saw three people that could probably use some food and rest.  So they helped!  These visitors turned out to be angels.  When we help our neighbor who we may not know, we never know who that person really is.  And, it is always a blessing to help.

Each first Sunday of the month, you (our children) are invited to bring canned food forward to support the good efforts of V.E.A.P. (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People).  Because of all of us staying home to protect each other from getting really sick right now, we won’t be able to do it in the same way this coming month.  But, we can still help!  VEAP does a lot of good things for people in need.  We hope you consider being helpful by supporting V.E.A.P.

Daily Prayers

In the morning when we wake up: May today bring joy in new ways. Amen.

At mealtimes: Dear God, thank you for health. Thank you for the earth. Thank you for the hands and hearts that made this food. May the earth and your people be healthy. Amen.

Bedtime: Dear God, thank you for resting from the top of my head down to my toes. Your love will be with me even in my sleep. Amen.

Growing Together – A Faith Blog for Mayflower Children, Youth & Families

About This Blog

In these times, we’re doing faith formation differently to keep us safe and healthy. Here, on this new blog, every day you’ll find a video of Eli’jah reading from Desmond Tutu’s Children of God Storybook Bible, plus a child-friendly reflection and three prayers for your day.

March 24, 2020

Today our story tells us that God is everywhere!  God’s Love and joy are always with you, even when we can’t feel it.  It’s there!  I hope you are all well and feeling God’s Love.

Daily Prayers

In the morning when we wake up: May today bring joy in new ways. Amen.

At mealtimes: Dear God, thank you for health. Thank you for the earth. Thank you for the hands and hearts that made this food. May the earth and your people be healthy. Amen.

Bedtime: Dear God, thank you for resting from the top of my head down to my toes. Your love will be with me even in my sleep. Amen.

About This Blog

In these times, we’re doing faith formation differently to keep us safe and healthy. Here, on this new blog, every day you’ll find a video of Eli’jah reading from Desmond Tutu’s Children of God Storybook Bible, plus a child-friendly reflection and three prayers for your day.

March 21, 2020

Peace is all over nature!  Archie and I found some peace on our walk at the Stone Arch Bridge today.  We took time to slow down, look at the water, and smile at the other people enjoying their day.  I wonder what you are doing to have peace in your life right now.

Daily Prayers

In the morning when we wake up: May today bring joy in new ways. Amen.

At mealtimes: Dear God, thank you for health. Thank you for the earth. Thank you for the hands and hearts that made this food. May the earth and your people be healthy. Amen.

Bedtime: Dear God, thank you for resting from the top of my head down to my toes. Your love will be with me even in my sleep. Amen.

About This Blog

In these times, we’re doing faith formation differently to keep us safe and healthy. Here, on this new blog, every day you’ll find a video of Eli’jah reading from Desmond Tutu’s Children of God Storybook Bible, plus a child-friendly reflection and three prayers for your day.

March 20, 2020

Today, I’m feeling grateful for Children.  In our story today, God tells Abraham that God will give Abraham and Sarah lots and lots of children!  I feel like Abraham because I feel so grateful that I have all of the wonderful children at Mayflower as friends.  And, I am really missing you!  I can’t wait till we can be with one another again on Sundays!  Until then, I’ll keep you all close in prayer and fond memories.

Daily Prayers

In the morning when we wake up: May today bring joy in new ways. Amen.

At mealtimes: Dear God, thank you for health. Thank you for the earth. Thank you for the hands and hearts that made this food. May the earth and your people be healthy. Amen.

Bedtime: Dear God, thank you for resting from the top of my head down to my toes. Your love will be with me even in my sleep. Amen.

About This Blog

In these times, we’re doing faith formation differently to keep us safe and healthy. Here, on this new blog, every day you’ll find a video of Eli’jah reading from Desmond Tutu’s Children of God Storybook Bible, plus a child-friendly reflection and three prayers for your day.

March 19, 2020

In our Bible story today, Adam says, “I need a proper friend.”  God replies, “you are quite right.”  These days, having our friends around us can be really good.  Accept, we can’t physically BE around them!  So, we have to be creative.

My dog Archie and cat Bianca are my most important friends while we are all isolating (isolating means that we can’t be around all of our friends and neighbors right now).  Archie and Bianca bring me joy with their kisses and cuddles.  I also call friends and family a lot more than I usually do so that they know I care, and so we can all feel a little less alone.

I wonder who are the friends you’ve been reaching out to during this time of not going to school and being at home a lot.  Maybe your grandparents? Senior friend?  Sunday school teachers?  I know they would just love to hear from you!

Daily Prayers

In the morning when we wake up: May today bring joy in new ways. Amen.

At mealtimes: Dear God, thank you for health. Thank you for the earth. Thank you for the hands and hearts that made this food. May the earth and your people be healthy. Amen.

Bedtime: Dear God, thank you for resting from the top of my head down to my toes. Your love will be with me even in my sleep. Amen.

About This Blog

In these times, we’re doing faith formation differently to keep us safe and healthy. Here, on this new blog, every day you’ll find a video of Eli’jah reading from Desmond Tutu’s Children of God Storybook Bible, plus a child-friendly reflection and three prayers for your day.

March 18, 2020

Today is a good day to be grateful for God’s creation, even if things feel different right now. In my neighborhood downtown, I’ve noticed the birds chirping and the chilly wind on my skin, and those things help me feel connected to God, especially now. Can you name something aloud that is helping you feel connected to God?

Each day, I wonder if we could join together to do some small moments of blessing and prayer together. These are moments you can share with your other family members, or maybe they can be times just for you. These prayers won’t change. They’ll be the ones we do together each day while we aren’t able to see each other on Sundays.

In the morning when we wake up: May today bring joy in new ways. Amen.

At mealtimes: Dear God, thank you for health. Thank you for the earth. Thank you for the hands and hearts that made this food. May the earth and your people be healthy. Amen.

Bedtime: Dear God, thank you for resting from the top of my head down to my toes. Your love will be with me even in my sleep. Amen.