My Name is Chris Vardy, I am a Sophomore at Texas Tech University (Wreck Em’) majoring in Agriculture Communications. Now I know what you’re thinking, I do not know how to talk to cows. That’s next semester. I am very excited to introduce myself to y’all as the new intern for the Youth Ministries.
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Family Sunday School
Sunday, May 24 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Sunday and Thursday, repeating indefinitely
With our Sunday mornings now looking completely different — finding many First Church families in their pajamas, on the couch, worshipping together, we’ve developed simple “Family Sunday School Guides” for this unusual season.
Available to you each week, both as a post on the FUMCFW website and via downloadable, printable PDF, these guides aren’t for children. Or teenagers. Or adults. They are for whole families to talk about faith together, maybe in a way we didn’t have a chance to before.
Set aside about an hour (or more if you really get going!) whenever it fits best for your family, but hopefully over the weekend, and ideally after worship.
There are different questions aimed at different age levels, including ones for adults. In talking through these questions together as a family (You can even pull them up on your phone and yell them at each other from across the kitchen while you clean up breakfast.), we hope to spark meaningful conversations and a deep sharing of faith within your immediate family.Questions? Want to know more?
Contact: Kat Bair, Director of Youth Ministries | email@example.com
Kat’s Family Sunday School Blog
Read Kat’s Series of Family Sunday School Posts to learn more about this exciting opportunity for family faith development and some of the most meaningful conversations you may ever have under your own roof!
Sometimes the work we did so happily before — creating content, leading groups, writing lessons, and then offering it in person to watch people engage with it — now feels like effort tossed out onto the ocean of the internet with little way to know if any of it made any difference. And then came this.
Change can be deeply anxiety-inducing: there is something within us that is afraid that we won’t be OK on the other side of whatever change is coming — that we won’t be us, or that the person we are cannot adjust to some new reality. The psalmist, Hebrews, and Leviticus, all repeat this refrain: ” . . . the Lord does not change, the Lord is forever.”
In my experience of growing up and working in churches like this one, I have found that we are sometimes shy about naming the work of the Holy Spirit, feeling a little less comfortable with the God who comes in tongues of fire than God the Creator, or in Jesus. In Family Sunday School this week, we encourage our adults to listen to the stories, understandings, and testaments of children and teenagers for when they’ve seen and felt God’s presence.