April 7 – Mindful Movements Part 1

Moving can be spiritual.  Moving our bodies can be an act of faith.  I don’t know about you, but I needed that reminder during this time of being at home a lot!!  For the next two blogs, we’ll learn about a set of ten mindful movements that a Buddhist monk named Tich Nhat Hanh created.  The first video tells us who this guy is.  And, the second video shows us what the movements are.  Hope you enjoy!

The Haunting

Rev. Christian Briones talks death, resilience and resurrection.

Sharing My Story: Why I am a Mayflower Legacy Giver

by Dan Quillin I have included a legacy gift for Mayflower in my will. Here is why. Mayflower has been my spiritual home since 1995. Probably before then but I just did not realize it. My first interaction with Mayflower came in fall…

April 4 – Voice from the Burning Bush

Did you know that God is in places we never thought of?  Today our story is about how Moses finds God in a burning bush!  Can you believe that?  Moses shows us that God is here for us literally everywhere.  God is in our waking, and our sleeping.  God is with us when we are afraid and when we are happy.  God comes to us in our pets and in the wind that tickles our faces.  God nourishes us through the food we eat and love we get from others.  Wherever love and support is, there is God too!

April 3 – Moses is Saved

I wonder what you are grateful for today.  When we are grateful for something, it means it’s something that we are happy about or something we are glad we have. Today, I am grateful for my home, family, and friends. What are you grateful for today?

March 31 – Joseph Feeds and Forgives

The other day, a very good friend dropped a social distance care package off at my door. I was so happy to receive it! It feels really good to be remembered. During the Time with Children this past Sunday, I asked you to reach out to your Sunday School classmates. I bet you’d be surprised how much hearing from you would mean to them! Parents, you received an email from me with contact information for each class. If you didn’t receive it, just let me know and I will send again. Prayers for health. Prayers for joy. Prayers for being in community in different ways for the time being.

March 27 – Little Engine That Could

In today’s story, folks tend to focus on the little engine that finally agreed to pulling the train over the mountain.  I’d like to give an MVP to the toy little toy clown though.  He always kept his head up and believed there was a way to make it over the mountain.  I wonder how we can be more like the little toy clown.

March 25 – Strange Visitors

In today’s story, Abraham and Sarah help people that they had never met before.  They didn’t know anything about them.  They just saw three people that could probably use some food and rest.  So they helped!  These visitors turned out to be angels.  When we help our neighbor who we may not know, we never know who that person really is.  And, it is always a blessing to help. Each first Sunday of the month, you (our children) are invited to bring canned food forward to support the good efforts of V.E.A.P. (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People).  Because of all of us staying home to protect each other from getting really sick right now, we won’t be able to do it in the same way this coming month.  But, we can still help!  VEAP does a lot of good things for people in need.  We hope you consider being helpful by supporting V.E.A.P.

March 24 – A Wonderful Dream

Today our story tells us that God is everywhere!  God’s Love and joy are always with you, even when we can’t feel it.  It’s there!  I hope you are all well and feeling God’s Love.

March 21 – I Am Peace

Peace is all over nature! Archie and I found some peace on our walk at the Stone Arch Bridge today. We took time to slow down, look at the water, and smile at the other people enjoying their day. I wonder what you are doing to have peace in your life right now.