Children run lemonade stand to raise funds for chosen causes

While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

Luke 24: 36-39

On Sunday, April 14, 2024, the children of Newton Highlands Congregational Church for the second week ran their Love-Thy Neighbor Lemonade Stand during fellowship time to raise money for three causes they had selected during church school. The organizations are Community Day Center of Waltham, The Cat Connection, and Horizons for Homeless Children.

During worship, children gathered on the steps of the sanctuary to learn a camp-style song with the congregation.

children singing on sanctuary steps

The service featured several extra hymns, including “Morning Has Broken” and “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” and concluded with Postlude in G (C. Cappelen) played by organist Yevgenia Semeina.

The service also included a gospel reading from Luke about an appearance by Jesus after his resurrection. During his meditation, the Reverend Ken Baily spoke about his admiration for rapper and dancer Lizzo and her celebration of body positivity, and about how Jesus’ humanity demonstrated the value God places on human flesh and bones.

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