A Walk to Emmaus – a schedule of workshops

What happens after Easter? Have you put away your Easter finery and settled in to wait (some more) for spring? Here is something to think about while you wait, something that relates to our current Rotation

a tiny window in a castle wall looks out over a field

Those will be questions we’ll be asking over the course of our Rotation on the Walk To Emmaus. Read about our story in Luke 24:13-35.


What’s happening in our workshops…

  • A scene from the Jesus in Space CD - building the Walk to Emmaus story on Ice Moon Alpha

    In the Computer/Video Workshop students will see a unique rendition of our story performed by snow people! Using the computer game Jesus in Space, they’ll encounter Captain Paul Hammer, Lt. Stu Dent, and Shelbot, the Overly Brainy Robot, on a space mission to Ice Moon Alpha. How will they teach the story to these aliens?

  • In the Cooking Workshop students will create “Resurrection Rolls” – a classic treat with a disappearing center that reminds us even though we know something is there, we may not always be able to “see” it.
  • In the Newsroom Workshop students will experience the story by producing, watching, and discussing a news broadcast in which Cleopas and his friend describe their encounter with Jesus on their walk to Emmaus.
  • In the Science Workshop, through demos and hands-on activities, kids explore the concept of how they view the world around them. Discuss how we “see” or recognizing Jesus.
  • In the Storytelling Workshop we’ll hear from three storytellers: one of the women who saw the risen Christ at the tomb, and two excited travelers.

For Saturdays at the Green Wood location, here is the schedule…

Date Workshop Activity
4/26 Games Workshop – have one more workshop focusing on the sequence of Holy Week events. Play a Family Feud type of quiz game.
5/3 Newsroom Workshop – Create a news broadcast by interviewing those who encountered with Jesus on their walk to Emmaus.
5/10 Science Workshop – Do experiments which challenge us to rethink how we “see” things around us.
5/17 Attend Youth-led Worship with your family.
5/24 Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend and worship with your family.
5/31 Cooking Workshop – create “Resurrection Rolls.” Discuss how the lesson these rolls teach us ties to our Walk to Emmaus story.

And on Sundays, at the downtown location…

Date Our workshops…
Newsroom Cooking 1 Cooking 2 Storytelling Science 1 Science 2
Room 215 Social Hall Social Hall Room 204 Room 212 Pine Room
4/27 4th grade 1st grade 3rd grade 2nd grade {closed} 5th & 6th grade
5/4 5th & 6th grade 2nd grade 4th grade {closed} 1st grade 3rd grade
5/11 3rd grade {closed} 5th & 6th grade 1st grade 2nd grade 4th grade
5/18 Enjoy Youth-led worship with your family.
5/25 It is Family Retreat Weekend! But if you’re in town, 1st-6th graders will gather together in the Asbury Room. We’ll have a Computer/Video Workshop!

On Saturday nights and on Sunday mornings at FUMC our Cool Disciples experience Rotation Model Christian education, as they learn about Bible stories and concepts through kid-friendly multimedia workshops. If you are in the area please join us for the fun learning at First United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor, MI.



Photo credits:
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A glimpse through a castle wall by Andrew_Writer, who licensed this photo on Flickr under a Creative Commons License. (Image was altered to add writing.)
Strange snowball creatures from the Jesus in Space CD.

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