A spiritual community for young children that is simple, sweet, and always wild.
Meets every first and third Thursday of the month, 5:30-6:30 PM! (October - April)
First Gathering of Fall 2023: October 5, 5:30 PM! Save the date! (And, RSVP below!)
We believe the Spirit of God is the wildest thing of all!
Young children (with their adults and older siblings) are invited to gather for a simple meal, followed by worship in a circle on the floor, full of light, songs, bubble prayers, storytelling, and movement.
The gathering is meaningful for children who are infants to young elementary age.
What you can expect every, single time:
5:30 PM- Welcome board, name tags, gathering music (playlist below)
5:35 PM- Sign language prayer to bless the meal
5:35 PM- Simple dinner of chicken nuggets, fresh veggie or fruit, applesauce packet, treat (for children and adults :)
6:00 PM- Worship Circle: song, candle-lighting, welcoming each person by name, sharing prayers, short story, acting out the story or other movement to re-tell the story's themes
6:25 PM- Dancing with streamers (dance playlist below!)
Listen to our 'Church of the Wild Things' Dance Playlist! We end every gathering by dancing with rainbow streamers to favorite songs :) Check out our Spotify 'Dance' playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0w0kBtx0wbAgFGH8kNsnct
Welcome is Important to Us! As we gather, children write their names or 'make their mark' on a welcome board that features a symbol relating to our story (a star, an angel, a water pitcher, a heart, a sheep). Later, in our worship circle, we talk about the symbol and welcome every child (and adult!) by saying, "N. God loves you!" Listen to our 'Gathering Songs' Spotify playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/64m6oOWPZsBQaVmcyefKXV
"Out of the Water," Acting out the story of Jesus' Baptism
"Loving Neighbors," The Parable of the Good Samaritan (good neighbor tag!)
"Who Counts?" The Parable of the Lost Sheep & the Lost Coin (coin hide-and-seek!)
"Washing Hands," Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet (and we wash one another's hands!)
"A Christmas Pageant," Telling the Christmas story in costume!
"Christmas Cool-Down," Getting the Seasonal Wiggles out with a fun exercise class to Christmas Music!
Take a look at our beautiful, big, light-filled space where we meet! downarrow downarrow downarrow
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