Your wealth of astonishing talents? Will you unlock them?

Two kids share

We’ve all got “gifts” and talents — yes, even you. (Even me!) The question is…

How will we use those gifts?

This is the focus of our Rotation on The Parable of the Talents.

  • Read about our story in Matthew 25:14-28.
  • Talk about this story over the dinner table. (Or wherever your household is gathered together.)
  • Check out the growing list of opportunities to foster faith learning at home for this month’s story.

Join us as we explore this story!

On Sundays, at the downtown location…

Date Our workshops for 1st through 5th graders…
Art A Art B Games A Games B Cooking A Cooking B
11/15 2nd grade 6th grade 3rd grade 1st grade 4th grade 5th grade
11/22 3rd grade 4th grade 5th grade 2nd grade 1st grade
11/29 1st grade 5th grade 4th grade 3rd grade 2nd grade

workshop location in the bulletinCheck the bulletin for the location of workshops.

And here’s what the 6th graders will be doing on Sundays downtown… (They’ll always be in the Pine Room!)

11/15 11/22 11/29
Art Workshop – help 2nd graders Host Connections To be announced

And on Saturdays at the Green Wood location, here is the schedule…

Date Workshop or Activity
11/14 Games A Workshop
11/21 Art Workshop
11/28 Worship with your family. It’s the start of Advent! Read the scripture ahead of time.

What’s happening in each workshop?

    Art workshop for Parable of the Talents

  • In the Art Workshops (A and B are both the same) students create a “wanted” poster using a unique self-portrait method, listing their “talents” and gifts on the poster.
  • In the Games A Workshop students will participate in a quiz game with a room-sized game board and game wheel.
  • In the Games B Workshop students will watch the story on a PowerPoint and then play a quiz game.
  • In the Cooking Workshops (A and B are both the same) students make “fortune cookies” with fortunes relating to stewardship.

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:
Kids sharing by Donnie Ray Jones, who licensed this photo on Flickr under a Creative Commons License.
Other photos from my archives.

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