Last Sunday, the children listened to Jesus' farewell speech and His promise that, after he left, the Holy Spirit would come to be our friend and comforter. The kids used colors, drawings and emoji stickers to express their feelings and their ideas about how the Holy Spirit might speak to them.
A boy in our Elementary group was a little concerned when the storyteller referred to the Holy Spirit as "she".
Five families are dedicating their children this Sunday (Nov 11). They are making a commitment to move toward God in their journey of life and to encourage their children to come along as they do. This is a special time not only for these families, but also for us as a community to pray and bless these children in their path with God. -- We are honored and looking forward to celebrate with you all this Sunday!
Child dedication is a special time to bless your child and to make a commitment to raise him/her in an atmosphere of faith. If you would like to register your child or to find out more about what it means to dedicate your child at the River, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a mandatory dedication class for NEW parents on Sunday, October 28 after the service.
Riverkids officially kicked off two Sundays ago (Sept 9) and it's been so fun to reconnect with all the children and volunteers after our summer break.
The series for the season is called "The Power of Holy Spirit in Ordinary Time". The goals of the series is to help us explore and experience the amazing gift of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives.
When we talk about the Holy Spirit, we have a tendency to focus on her dramatic displays of power through supernatural gifts and the stories of miracles. These are great but surely life cannot always be a series of dramatic events! How can we better access the quiet and constant presence of the Holy Spirit that surrounds us and carries us every day? How can we become more aware of God's unchanging love for us through good times, bad times and just -- ordinary times?
For a closer look at what we've been getting up to, do check out our weekly stories on the RiverNYC app,
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions/concerns at email@example.com
The end of the school year, and our summer break, is almost here! To celebrate, the Youth Group will go on an outing DURING the service on Sunday, June 24.