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There have been lots of suggested schedules going around with ideas for organizing kids’ time during this break from school. Usually they include blocks like Academics, Reading, Chores, Play, and Creative Time. Maybe this very strange and open time is an opportunity to add spiritual practice into our kids’ (and our families’) routines too. Join us as we add “Time with God” into our daily Coronavirus routine. Every week we’ll offer some short video clips made by familiar St. Paul’s folks or a simple idea for the day. You can click the tabs below to see the different offerings.

Sanity Check: Zoom Webinar with Jane Carey, M.Ed., LCSW - Clinical Social Worker

Friday, May 8

The Rev. Rosemary Beales tells the first part of Knowing Jesus in a New Way, a Godly Play story that shares the beautiful post-resurrection Easter appearances of Jesus with the disciples.

Godly Play with Rosemary Beales

If you are second-guessing your ability to spiritually and emotionally parenting your kids through this pandemic, here’s an article with 5 ways to help kids meet and know God during a pandemic. Click here to read.

Adam and Eve

Join Ms. Katie every Wednesday as we take an adventure through the Bible. Find a comfy spot at home and settle in for our weekly reading corner time. This week, we are reading about when Adam and Eve left the Garden and how God loves us even when we do wrong.

Friday, May 1

The Godly Play story of Creation told by the Rev. Rosemary Beales might inspire your outdoor exploration!

Godly Play with Rosemary Beales

Is your family life is feeling out of balance? You might find a few ideas in this Guide to Self-Care at Home from the SALT Project. Click here to read.

Adam and Eve

Join Ms. Katie every Wednesday as we take an adventure through the Bible. Find a comfy spot at home and settle in for our weekly reading corner time. This week Katie May continues her Bible adventure with the story of Adam & Eve!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Show us Your Moves!
One way to celebrate joy is through dance. As Easter people, young and elder, we can all dance to celebrate the resurrection of Our Lord. This can be as a family, by yourself or with your pet! It can be as simple as a shimmy, or as complex as the latest Tik Tok trend. Check out the video below for more information and send your videos to Josh Barrett.

Faith@Home Dance Challenge!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Create a Sacred Space at Home

Read Candle Walk

Read Candle Walk: A Bedtime Prayer to God as a Family (it might be a neat way to introduce kids to our Wednesday Compline service!). Click here to read.

On Good Friday, St. Paul’s will offer a virtual Stations of the Cross service for families, using art created by our parishioners for the stations. The youth group helped create some art for the stations already, but we’d love more from people of all ages. Just choose one of the station descriptions here (or more than one!) and create something in response. Or, for young children, you can read a version of Jesus’ last hours from a children’s Bible and see what stands out for them to create. You can use any medium (crayons, markers, pencils, collage, sculpture, or a natural tableau) and the art does not have to be representational, but might instead capture a feeling. When you finish, take a photo and send it to elizabeth@stpaulsalexandria.com by Monday, April 6. Here are a few examples:

Sing the Blessing with Julia