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The term "Social Distancing" is very new to our vocabulary, but we all know first hand what it means.  As we know, this new reality is frightening for adults, but it is also frightening for children.  Don't be afraid to talk to them about what's going on.  They probably know more than you realize.   I found an NPR article about talking to children about COVID19 that is linked here.  If you find any other resources that you found helpful, please send them along and we can share. 

Also, just because we are not able to gather together for church or Sunday school, it doesn't mean we stop our faith formation.  Our faith is very important as we deal with fear and uncertainty, and we want to be sure we are continuing to model that faith for our children.   St. John Sunday School teachers are working to put together fun activities that students and parents can use at home.  They are based on the theme students would have heard about each week if we were meeting.  They are listed below by date.  If you have any other ideas about how we can do faith formation in our new socially distanced world, please share.   

When I was a kid, I remember singing the song at Vacation Bible School, "The church is not a building; the church is not a steeple; the church is not a resting place; the church is a people."  We are now learning what that means in a whole new way.   

Let us pray, and wash our hands, and consider our neighbors as we continue to be the church!

  • the Transfiguration of Jesus from Matthew 17:1-13

  • the Greatest Commandment from Matthew 22:34-46

  • Palm/Passion Sunday resources

  • The Empty Tomb

  • The Great Commission

  • the Ascension

  • The conversion of Paul

  • Paul's letters.

  • We usually take a break from Sunday School in the summer, but here are some extra resources, videos, worksheets, etc. that can help you continue to work on faith development with your student until we are able to meet again.