Telling Our Story: Bible Art is a series of 40 paintings done by 41 artists illustrating the biblical story from God’s creation through the story of Pentecost.
“What are God’s dreams for the world?” This is a question that we posed to the 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students recently. The Confirmation students are studying the Biblical Narrative this year and spent the day at church on Good Friday. They assisted with the Good Friday Family Service, served as the clean-up crew for the grilled cheese lunch, and they got their hands dirty as they created a model of the empty tomb for Easter Sunday worship.
Confirmation looks different this year! 7th and 8th graders meet for a 4-hour “mini retreat” one Sunday afternoon a month with Pastors Betsy and Peter and Cori our youth director. This more intensive time together includes a variety of activities and learning techniques – storytelling, digging into the Bible, drawing, skits, games, discussion time, highs and lows, quiet reflection, discussion, and sharing a meal together. Students are focusing on the biblical narrative with the goal of being able to “Tell our Story” on a deeper level and understand how faith applies to life.