Nate’s Weekly RE News – December 13, 2017

HanukkahBe a helper candle!  That’s the metaphor from the “Story for All” last Sunday.  The Shamash is the ninth candle of the Hanukah menorah, also called the helper (or ‘attendant’) candle.  Its job is to spread the flame from itself to each of the other candles, one at a time, one for each night of Hanukah to remember the miracle.  How can you, one person, be a helper candle?

One helper candle’s:

song can spark a moment

smile begins a friendship

fist-bump can lift a soul

laugh will cheer up sadness

step starts a journey

word starts a prayer

hope will raise our spirits

touch can show you care

voice can speak with wisdom

heart can know what’s true

life can make a difference

I want you to think about this question:  How can you bring your special light to others so that it multiplies and gets brighter and brighter?

Religious Education Schedule

December 17:  Winter Solstice Service.  After the Winter Solstice Story for All, children and youth will go-a-caroling at the Watrous Retirement facility around the corner from church.  Please wear festive, seasonal clothing (Santa hats, lighted vests, etc!) to spread some cheer to some people who need it!

December 24:  Christmas Eve Multi-Generational Worship Service.  No religious education classes this day.

December 31:  No religious education classes due to Christmas break.

January 7:  Children and Youth Chapel service to start the New Year, 2018!  Possible guest: Austin Dailey, Hip-Hop dance artist! (Details TBD)

January 14: Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday.  Religious Education classes resume.

Warm Regards,
Nate Pawelek, DLRE

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