Week of April 27
Good Monday Afternoon,
Thanks to all those who were able to come to Unite last Saturday night! We enjoyed seeing you and being able to talk with you during our small group breakout.
Here are a couple highlights for our update this week:
Games & Prayer Nights will start next Wednesday (May 6th).
There will NOT be Proof this Wednesday, we are taking a break this week.
Check out details below about helping to plan 2020-2021 Unite Masses.
Games and Prayer Nights
Wednesdays in May at 7 pm
Reconnect with friends, play some games, and share some prayers on Wednesdays in May! Click on the button to submit ideas for games we could play together through video calls, such as: Yatzee, Farkle, Pictionary, virtual escape room, etc...
Have Game Ideas?
Unite Mass Planning 2020-2021
Thursday April 30, 7-8 pm
We are gathering teens from around the area on Zoom to help us plan the 2020-2021 Unite Mass line up. We want your input, whether you have been to Unite 20 times or have never been before.
We'll send out details for the call later this week.
Summit Lectionary Resource
We know it can be difficult to persevere in praying and learning together as a family the longer our shut down continues. This resource is a great way to stay connected to the Sunday Mass Readings. Use it to help guide your family in prayer.
Scripture Study & Reflection
Small group and family discussions are great. Ascend is for those looking for something a little more personal. It's still focused on the Sunday readings but written more for the individual. You can use it even if you participate in a small group or family discussion.
High School Small Groups
Various Days and Times
Most of our high school small groups are hosting virtual small groups. Dana and/or your small group leaders have/will be sending out information about how and when to join your small group.
If you have any questions about how to connect with a small group contact Dana or Zach.
Blog: Hot Takes from the Saints
Hot take: everything I know, I learned from the Saints.
OK, that might be a stretch. St. Jude may not have taught me the quadratic formula, but his intercession definitely helped me pass Algebra. St. Therese didn’t answer all of my life’s questions through a single rose novena, but she taught me how to rely on the Father through periods of discernment.
>> Read More Here >>
Parish contribution levels have decreased dramatically since Bishop Quinn suspended the public celebration of Masses. If you can give during this time Dana and Zach really appreciate it!
"Text-to-give" option: Text
you'll receive a response w/further directions.
And you can give online, visit this
Fuller Youth Institute
Resource for Parents
The Fuller Institute is a great resource for youth ministers and parents. It is a leading research organization and one of the best we have seen regarding best practices for making the faith relevant and lasting in the lives of our young people. Check out some of their great resources on their site.
Pandemic Parenting: Starting New with Your Teenager and Young Adult Kids
We are now in a season that brings new relational territory with my older, growing kids. We’re well beyond the familiar “holiday break” existence and are now re-learning how to live together. I’m trying to treat this as a season for new relationships to bloom. This requires an intentional shift in my mindset, or I’ll default to familiar patterns.
>> Read More Here >>
Resources for Keeping the Faith
Sticky Faith is an innovative, research-based, and extensively field-tested movement designed to equip parents and ministry leaders with insights and ideas for nurturing long-term faith in children and young people.
It’s never too early or too late to start developing faith that continues to grow and lasts. Sticky Faith resources offer a theological framework along with a host of practical relationship and programming ideas that develop long-term faith in teenagers.
"Disciples at Home"
web page has an archive notes sent with resources for you to use at home; this way you don't have to dig through your inbox for details from past emails.
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on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 4:50PM