Given the recent COVID pandemic, there are so many we remember this year. Your children may be asking many questions about death-- I know mine have been. Our faith gives us language to answer these questions with grief and hope. We view death through the lens of Jesus' own death-- and his resurrection.
Download this PDF for today's activities. You can watch worship here.
Read: Matthew 5:1-12
- The Beatitudes are one of Jesus' most well-known teachings, from his Sermon on the Mount. They describe an upside-down kingdom, in which the "blessed" or "happy" ones are those who are suffering.
- Which Beatitude do you like the best? Which is most important to you right now?
- Activity: Look at the attached PDF to color and review the meaning of each Beatitude.
Activity: Saint Profile
As we celebrate All Saint's Sunday, we remember those in our lives who have died, but also any Christian who we admire. Do you know someone who has died? Who in your life inspires your faith?
This All Saint's, I remembered my Papa Jack, who died five years ago. He came to all of my hockey games when I was growing up-- that's a lot of games! He was also very involved in different charities and his church. He sang in the choir and played his tuba for special music. To honor him, I was sure to sing along with worship!
Think of someone you want to remember today, draw them, and tell a bit about them on the Saint Profile (see PDF).