The children had a wonderful time on our Day of Service making holiday cards for the ladies at the Isabella County Medical Care Facility (ICMCF), crafting toys for the cats at the Karma Kat Cafe, then delivering the cards and cat toys! It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces at ICMCF, and we had an especially fun time trying our toys out with the cats after we delivered them. It's good to know that we've got such a great group of hard workers in the RE Program!
From December 15 to January 12, the RE program is looking for extra volunteers on Sunday mornings to fill in for our wonderful childcare staff who will be gone over the CMU Winter Break. Volunteers are needed to help care for the little ones in the nursery or assist Kendra with supervising the older children during our RE lessons. All help is appreciated, so please consider signing up for a Sunday morning with Kendra at firstname.lastname@example.org or find her in the social hall after service. New RE volunteers are welcome!
We had a bustling and fun-filled evening at the RE Harvest Feast Celebration! With pizza, crafts, forts, scavenger hunts, hide-and-seek, and homemade stone soup and butter, what's not to like? Thank you to Drew Frantz, Lea Sobrilsky, and Andrea Devenney for all their help in the evening, to Norma Bailey for spending the night, and to Mel Bailey for leading a rejuvenating yoga session in the morning.
From 5:30-9:00 p.m., children of all ages are invited to enjoy an evening of games, crafts, and a pizza dinner! We will also be making homemade butter and, as per tradition, Stone Soup for the Harvest Feast on Sunday. Children in 3rd grade and up also have the option of spending the night in the sanctuary with a movie before bed and yoga and breakfast in the morning! If you have any children who would like to attend the evening events and/or stay overnight, please email Kendra at email@example.com. Children are welcome to bring their friends!
Due to low numbers, the spring OWL program has been cancelled. We plan to offer OWL again when we have more children in the 7-10th grade age group, so keep your eyes peeled for any OWL recruitment notifications in the future!