Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church
Monday, June 26, 2017
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Faith Formation

Faith formation begins at home.  Families are the primary nurturers of faith for children.  It is an important and exciting task to make faith a part of your family’s everyday activities.  If you are feeling a little unsure of where to start, you’re not alone.  Many parents, grandparents, and Godparents are left wondering how to go about this and if they’re really equipped for the job.  The good news is: you are!
 
RITUAL & TRADITION AT HOME
 
YEAR ROUND 
  • At Table - "Eating Together Well" - One of the most important rituals that families can do together on a regular basis is eat together. When families eat together, they get to know each other even more and show each other how much they care.
 
FALL ACTIVITIES
 
CELEBRATING ADVENT
Advent includes the four Sundays and weeks before Christmas and focuses on waiting and preparation for the birth of the Christchild.  In many homes, the bringing out of a nativity is a family ritual marking the season of Advent. For some families, pieces of the nativity scene are added each week in Advent, saving the placing of the Christchild in the manger for Christmas Eve and the Magi for Ephiphany, the twelfth night after Christmas. 

 

WINTER ACTIVITIES

  • Christmas After-Party - The giving and receiving of gifts at Christmas can be a lot of fun, but what happens to those gifts after the holiday is over?  How do those gifts impact our lives?  How might they impact of the lives of others?

 

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Summer brings us lots of opportunities to discover God's presence all around us!
  • Walking Wet - It’s summer—time for spending time in the water at the pool, the beach, the river, the sprinkler, or the bathtub. Take some time to remember your baptism when you are playing in the water.
  • Meaningful Family Time - A simple, yet important ritual is spending family time together. How can you make family time more meaningful? Try these ideas.