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September

September's theme is Peace.  The pandemic, riots, and political disputes have created a current of anxiety in us all.  And Jesus says, "do not worry about anything."  Really, Jesus?!

Choose some or all of the resources below to discover God's promises and from that place of awareness to share them with others.

Targeted to Youth Families All

 

SEPTEMBER 13

Read

You'll find links to Scripture for the week articles and blogposts in this space.

Watch

Videos will appear here as well as the Zoom links for bi-monthly gatherings.

"Don't Be Anxious About Anything?" (recording of class)

Rev. Anna Dickson

Slides from Class

The Peace of Wild Things - Wendell Berry

Y Riley's Emotions Show How They Express Themselves

Y Riley's Sadness Becomes a Core Memory

Listen

Links to podcasts, sermons or songs will appear here.

Do

This space will offer activities, service options and other actions.  

CHILDREN + FAMILY

Pre-K

FPC Children's Time Zoom

Sept. Pre-K Lesson 1

K-5th

Sept. K-5 Lesson 1

Luke 12:22-34

How to Combat Worry - Study on Luke 12:22-34

4 Tips for Navigating Anxiety during COVID - Brené Brown

You are accepted - Paul Tillich

"A Season of Peace"daily reflections 9/6-10/4 from the PCUSA Peacemaking Program or download all reflections

Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila

Y Inside Out:  Understanding Your Emotions

A Pray for teachers and students

Y Walking Meditation

Y How Should a Christian Respond to Anxiety and Depression?

Disclaimer: This podcast uses male pronouns for God

Anxiety, Calm + Over/Under-FunctioningBrené Brown
00:00 / 01:04
 

SEPTEMBER 20

Read

Watch

Listen

Do

Shalom Reflection
00:00 / 06:30

A Pray for a sense of serenity and calmness as you read the news

F Morning Meditations

Y Guided Meditation Activity and Guide

In Hebrew, Shalom is about wholeness and restoration of a fragmented self and world.. Think of your own brokenness and imagine how you might tap into the peace of Christ to bring about your own well-being..

CHILDREN + FAMILY

Pre-K

FPC Children's Time Zoom

Sept. Pre-K Lesson 2

K-5th

Sept. K-5 Lesson 2

 

SEPTEMBER 27

Read

Watch

Listen

Do

Shalom Reflection

Listen to this again and imagine yourself as an agent of Peace mending the fragmentation of the world. 

Y "Lost in My Mind-The Head and the Heart" 

A Pray for those whose lives are upended by economic challenges.

A Find Joy in Your Everyday Life

Bringing peace to the world starts with personal action.  Reflect on these questions of how you are showing up around issues of race and racial equity.

Reduce others' anxiety by tutoring. Learn more

Bring peace to Westerly families by stocking the emergency food pantry.

CHILDREN + FAMILY

Pre-K

FPC Children's Time Zoom

Sept. Pre-K Lesson 3

K-5th

Sept. K-5 Lesson 3

CONTACT

For more information, contact a member of the Formation  Team:

REV. ROBERT GALLOWAY, Associate Pastor for Christian Formation and Young Adults

rgalloway@firstpres-charlotte.org

GARRELL KEESLER, Director of Adult Formation

gkeesler@firstpres-charlotte.org

NATALIE RAYGOR, Executive Director of Youth, Children and Family Ministries

nraygor@firstpres-charlotte.org

TRISTAN WALL, Interim Assistant Director of Youth

twall@firstpres-charlotte.org

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