CE: Learn about women of God in May

Putting God’s love into action

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Have you ever wondered how Mother’s Day became a holiday?

Many years ago a woman named Anna Jarvis, a mother of six children, saw poor health conditions in her community. She believed that other mothers would want to join her in trying to help, so she organized Mothers’ Day Work Clubs.

Her daughter–also named Anna–had heard her mother say that one day she hoped someone would make a special day just for mothers. After her mother died, Anna worked very hard to try to create a special day just to honor them. On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day as a public expression of love and reverence for the mothers of our country.

Here is our schedule for May 2022.

  • Sunday, May 1, 10:00 a.m., Celebrating Reverend Baily. Nursery care and activities provided for children through the 5th grade. Children will return to participate in Holy Communion with their families.
  • Sunday, May 8, 10:00 a.m., Happy Mother’s Day! The Bible tells our children in Ephesians 6:1 to obey their parents, for this is right. How do you obey your parents? We are going to discern what kind of attitude God wants us to have toward our parents. This is true for moms and dads, foster parents, or grandparents who take care of you. It is Mother’s Day, so be ready to share a story about the women in your life whom you love!
  • Sunday, May 15, 10:00 a.m., Helping families. Join us for a presentation by Lynn Scheller, Mission Committee member, on the important help that Family Promise Metrowest offers families in need. Family Promise Metrowest transforms the lives of families with children that are facing homelessness by mobilizing a diverse community to provide shelter, education, and comprehensive support
  • Sunday, May 22, 10:00 a.m., Sharing God’s love. God wants us to share the blessings of Jesus with everyone because God made us all the same and loves us. Sharing God’s love means loving others and praying for friends as well as strangers. Lydia heard the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Bible says that God opened her heart to pay attention to what Paul was saying (Acts: 16:14). Come meet Lydia and see how God guided her and Paul throughout their spiritual journeys. What will you do to share God’s love with others?
  • Sunday, May 29, 10 a.m., Intergenerational worship. Families will enjoy the service together in the sanctuary. All are welcome!

For more information, please contact Wendy Donnell, our director of Christian Education.

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