Summer 2023 is bringing exciting changes to the Sunday School program at St. Elizabeth’s! Last Sunday, we embarked on a new teaching series, Creation Care – a journey that invites the children to learn about our responsibility as stewards of God’s magnificent creation. We aim to develop a love for the environment and equip our young ones with the tools to make a positive impact in our world.
In our first week, we delved into the first chapter of Genesis, learning about God’s eternal nature, the Trinity, and the goodness of the Earth, all through the lens of creation. The children then made their own little “creations”- paintings- guided by professional artist, Ms. Armida Espaillat
, one of St. Elizabeth’s newest members. She will be leading the kids this coming Sunday on how to do a step-by-step acrylic floral painting.
In the coming weeks, we will learn about our roles as stewards of creation. We’ll study Scripture passages that emphasize our responsibility to care for Earth, its creatures, and one another. Through discussions, games, and art projects, we will encourage the kids to reflect on ways they can be mindful caretakers of God’s creation.
Our students will get hands-on experience in how plants grow with the help of Ms. Jennifer Flemming, a former California farmer, who is volunteering to restart the St. Elizabeth Church Garden. We believe these activities will foster a connection with the natural world and encourage involvement with the environment.
To ensure the success of this program, we are asking for your support through donations of money, art or gardening supplies. Your help will have a lasting impact on our Sunday School, equipping our kids to make a Christ-like difference in our community. If you are unable to give or donate, please remember to keep our ministry in your prayers.
Together, let us embark on this journey of Creation Care, embracing the call to be faithful stewards of the earth, as we work towards a more sustainable and just future.
Learn more about The Episcopal Church’s Creation Care ministry here
. God bless!