Summer: FLOURISHING

Jesus said, ‘I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.’ (John 10:10) 

What does it mean to be ‘full’?

 When do you feel like your cup is full to overflowing? 

How can you help others to be full too? 

When your life is flourishing, who do you like to share that with? 
How does working as a team help us to flourish?

Thursday June 10th 2021, 2pm

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Pre-K - Grade 5

Grade 6-8

Parents

How FULL is your BUCKET?

"Each of us has an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it’s empty, we feel awful. Yet most children (and many adults) don’t realize the importance of having a full bucket throughout the day. Come, watch and listen to a story of a boy who learns a valuable bucket filling metaphor and watches it come to life as the day unfolds. Every moment matters." (an excerpt from the Publisher's note)

Then go...fill a bucket with water...grab some sponges...and have a bucket of water fun with others on a hot, summer day!

Flourish through Worship

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Worship draws us closer to God, and helps us to flourish as individuals. as a family, and as a parish. Click here to find this week's lectionary readings followed by reflections and simple response activities for adults to share with others by age group:

  • Adult and Small Child

  • Adult and Elementary Child

  • Adult and Youth

  • Adult and Adults

Book Pages

Flourish through reading

Throughout the summer, continue reading your bibles. They are full of wonderful stories! And before heading to the library for more books to read this summer, check out these two search engines for suggestions of fictional and nonfictional literature that connect to our faith and to our world.

Storypath: Connecting Children's Literature to our Faith Story
Teaching Cultural Compassion

Pray

Use the EXAMEN prayer to reflect on flourishing. It has 5 steps, so you might like to count them on your fingers.


1. GIVE THANKS for the moments that filled your cup today

2. ASK FOR HELP for the situations and people in your life that are not flourishing

3. REFLECT on your day and think about the times you felt you were flourishing and the times when you didn’t, when your cup started to empty

4. SAY SORRY for the times you have stopped someone else from flourishing

5. DECIDE how you will help others flourish tomorrow – how can you fill their cups?

Go, bless and flourish

What kind of things can you do which will help someone else flourish this week?

  • Draw a large, round clock face. Write only the numbers 3, 6, 9 and 12.

  • Draw a straight line down the middle. You how have 30 minutes on each side.

  • Think of family and friends and what you can do or say to help them flourish. How can you help fill their bucket? Write or draw about that on side of the clock.

  • For the other side of the clock, write the name of people in your community, or around the world, who are not really flourishing right now. Draw a picture of one way to help fill their cups, or simply doodle around their name as you lift them to God.