Whitney UMC has a vibrant Family Life Ministry, serving the children and families of the Whitney UMC family and community.
Welcome to Family Life Ministries at Whitney United Methodist Church. Our purpose is to provide resources and tools that help our little ones, youth, and their grown-ups grow accustomed to living out a vibrant life of love that is given to us by our Creator, Savior, and Holy Spirit.
During the pandemic we have been unable to meet in person for worship and education activities. Instead, the family life ministry team periodically delivers worship kits to your home, full of activities and devotionals to help your family continue in worship and exploration of what it means to live a life of love.
Some of the weeks will have a recorded children’s moment that is pulled directly from our larger worship service, available on the “Worship” link. These children’s moments are not just for kids but also help grown-ups talk to children and youth about our relationship to God and to each other.
Each week, we also provide your family with dinner talk prompts (which won’t always happen at dinner time!) to help explore the week’s sermon and Biblepassages. Building a loving relationship with God, ourselves, each other, and Creation is a life-long process necessitating spaces where kids and youth can safely and openly express their thoughts, questions, and concerns. Therefore, we encourage grown-ups to listen to kids’ responses and focus less on getting to the “right answer”. We are building habits and relationships…not taking a test!
As the week continues, we often find that we’ve put some distance between our everyday lives and our relationship with God. Our family challenge is a relatively easy way to “check-in” during the week.
Our current Resource Package is for lent:
We are providing you with everything you need to observe Lent from home this year. We have divided the Lent practices into four pillars and have a separate page for each with the activities listed on that page.
Watch this space for an exciting package of Materials for Easter!
Don’t miss our Virtual Easter Pageant!
It’s not easy helping members of our church family (especially our youngest ones!) understand how the events leading up to and including the crucifixion of Christ are “Good News,” especially when we try to understand this story as one of satisfying God’s need for wrath and blood.
To better understand and explain the Good News of Easter, Whitney UMC will be performing a “virtual Easter pageant” that does not depict a story of atonement but shows how Jesus worked to lovingly upend corrupt systems of power.
Join us during Holy Week to celebrate the Good News of Easter!
Contact our Family Life Director, Kimberly Gardner, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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