Our Children are Inspiring!

Children’s Sunday and Teacher Appreciation Day, June 9, was a joyful celebration of FCC Bristol’s children, their many talents, and the Christian Education program that so many members work together to carry out. Guided by Rev. Nancy, Sandy Patterson, Lindsey Harrington, and their teachers, the children have devoted themselves each Sunday to better understanding the joyful message of God’s love for the world. As a part of each lesson, the children have had fun creating crafts linked to each week’s Bible theme.

The worship service was filled with favorite childhood hymns that hold a special place for all. The prelude and postlude were brilliantly played by Liam Donovan and Brady Halt Harcourt. Bible readings were delivered by Brady, Xochitl (Natty) Quezada-Grant, and Teddy Brosnihan. Following the readings, special pins were awarded to each of our Sunday School students. Our three faithful acolytes, Katie Evans, Natty, and Teddy were recognized for their service each Sunday, and our teachers were each given a beautiful and colorful daisy plant.

Graduating seniors Leah Dieterich and Logan Sartrys received shawls lovingly knitted by members of our Prayer Shawl Ministry to take with them to college. Seniors Elsa White and Julia Allen also received shawls.

The sermon, delivered by Rev. Nancy, was filled with stories and the optimism of new beginnings in God’s great Creation. Following the service, the Christian Education Committee hosted the All-Church Picnic. The grill was ably manned by Ron Gamon and Paul Temple. The tables were filled. And everyone enjoyed the spread of summer favorites, topped off by cake.

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