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What is your favorite picture book, children’s book, or bedtime story? Children’s books, especially ones with pictures, can spark our imaginations, illuminate sacred ideas, and invite all of us, child and adult alike, to play. When we play, we connect with a different dimension of God—one full of awe, wonder, joy and celebration. For this second part of our summer series, we are all invited to play as we celebrate our sacred story with the help of children’s stories and picture books. These stories will bring Paul’s letter to the Ephesians to life celebrating kindness, hope, peace, and compassion. One Sunday we will be in the park, one Sunday we will bless our animals, and all Sundays people will share their favorite stories. It’s story time at RUMC! 

  • The Kindness Quilt

    Ephesians 4:25-5:2

    Paul is describing what a new life in Christ looks like and is inviting the Christians of Ephesus to focus their lives on what is most important. The Kindness Quilt invites us to not only think about what it means to imitate God, but to actually do it. You will be invited to engage in a kindness activity that will fill our sanctuary.

  • We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song

    Ephesians 5:15-20  

    Singing is powerful. We know music has a way of speaking from our hearts and to our hearts. As Paul continues to describe how to follow God, he shares a deep truth and wisdom about singing- it has the power of the Spirit. Today we celebrate hope by singing African-American spirituals and learn how the Spirit has moved and spoken to people of faith across the world through the power of one particular spiritual song.   

  • Squeak's Good Idea — Join us at anderson Park!

    Ephesians 6: 10-20   

    Paul continues to encourage and give suggestions for how the Christians in Ephesus can live as he lays out the tools we need to stand firm in our faith, drawing on a familiar imagery of the armor soldiers wear in battle. Squeak invites us to think about how we prepare and what we put on to face the day and how we share that with others. 

  • The Animals of the Bible  

    Psalm 58; Ephesians 1:1–5

    Paul tells the Ephesians that we are to be holy before all of creation and give thanks to God for the love of Christ. This day we celebrate our connection to all creatures and creation as we celebrate and bless our pets. We will read a special book about all the animals of the Bible. Bring your furry friends, or a picture of one, or a picture of any animal or stuffed animal that you would like to have blessed. We will also honor and remember the pets that have died. 

  • The Little Blue Truck Leads the Way   

    Ephesians 3:14-21   

    What does it look like to lead with love and compassion? This prayer by Paul is one offered in love to the community and reminds us of a different way of leading. The Little Blue Truck invites us to think about what leadership looks like in our fast pace, always trying to get ahead lives.