Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cookies, Maybe?!


Cookies, Maybe

Let us finish 2012 and enjoy and enter 2013 with
Yummy Cookies made with LOVE!


"Me just met you and this is CRAZY, and you got cookies,, so share it maybe!"



What Cookies to do you like to make?
Who do you make them with?
How do you decorate them?

Share a story with someone near or far about 
making cookies and sharing them!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lessons and Carols

Lessons and Carols

Listening to stories and singing songs together!
It's like hanging out in a REALLY BIG Living Room,  
called ~ The Church Sanctuary!

Find out what  -> Snail Mail is,
Celebrating Holidays aways from home
and reindeer flying in the sky!


feel free to print and enjoy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Warmth in Community

Warmth in Community
Please print out and add a wish for those who attend
The Friday Night Supper Program.
You can write your wish in the scarf area
and bring it Sunday morning!

A Question to ponder with your family:
Why would you share a gift with someone you don't even know?


Listen to the The Mitten Tree Story!
We will share some of if on Sunday Morning.






Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Light in Darkness

Light in Darkness
print and color!
What Light / Joy do you bring to this season of darkness?

"You're heart is a muscle"


Keep Loving - yourself and your family and community near and far and
Keep Fighting - meaning; keep living with your heart first for what is true and right 
to create a more justice and peaceful world for all!



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tea Time!

Local Tea Time!

Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.  
~Catherine Douzel

Instructions:
Share a hot cup of local TEA grown in your garden or a friends yard! 
Enjoy the tea with a family member, pet, the sunshine, or a cozy chair! 
Be in the moment, the present moment of this busy season.
Take this moment and savor and sip it up!

“We can't enchant the world, which makes its own magic; 
but we can enchant ourselves by paying deep attention” 

How does the Tea Taste this very moment? 





Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving - GIVING


ThanksGIVING

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” 


A Prayer of Thankfulness

For today, I am grateful
For tomorrow, I am hopeful
For my life, I am blessed
I thank my ancestors for their labors and survival
I thank my contemporaries for their companionship
I thank my descendants for carrying me with them

For today  .  .  .  I do my best in all things
For tomorrow . . .  I honor and heal the environment
For my life . . . I work to be a healthy cell in the body of the Universe
I honor the journey of my life with conscious living
and honor the the lives of all I meet and those I will never know.

Copyright Abby Willowroot 2007

Write a prayer of your own for Thanksgiving or Gratitude:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sunflower Blessings of Thanks




Sunflower Blessings of Thanks
he Earth shares with us food
elp us to remember how much work it is to grow
mazing magic with hard working hands,
atural sunlight, rain and song
inship to all who care 
Strength, we thank you sunflowers everywhere!


Print and color

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Supper and Solidarity


Supper and Solidarity

Add who is at the table as well! What stranger will you open your table to?


Using our hands, sharing in community together

(Friday Night Supper Program @ Arlington Street Church, Boston MA)
The Purpose of human life is to serve 
and to show compassion and the will to help others 
- Albert Schweitzer


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bulbs as Memories

Bulbs as Memories
We will be planting bulbs in honor of those 
who have passed on, that are no longer with us.

For each bulb, and then blooming flower 
will remind us of them!


Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. -Rosa Parks 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Butterflies and Beasts

Butterflies and Beasts

Question:

What do you get when you put together a season of butterflies migrating and little beasts?


Answer:

Day of the Dead!

How do you honor those who are no longer with us, who have died? 
What special things do you do? 
What stories do you remember about these people and animals?

Come Sunday to hear a story called: Butterflies, Bonfires and Beautiful Beasts -a little history about this season of death and how we celebrate it.





Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Autumn AWE-some-ness!

Autumn AWE-some-ness!
what does it looks like outside your window?

As the colorful leaves fall to the ground, 
they have died in one sense but,
they also are giving life in another sense.

The leaves will give warmth to the new flower bulbs that 
are sleeping all winter long. The leaves bring us great joy to 
jump and lay and travel through them. 

Question:

The leaves .............. What do they share with you?


As the Bulbs rest and the little birds gather leaves and nuts and treats for their winter home, ....
How do you spend your Autumn season?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Bulbs are Ready for Bed

The Bulbs are Ready for Bed
"Where flowers bloom so does hope."
-  Lady Bird Johnson, Public Roads: Where Flowers Bloom




Goodnight little bulbs in the earth;
don't worry if you get a little cold before your birth.
In the fall and winter you will rest well;
and arrive in the spring and summer like the ringing bells!

Colorful little ones that sleeps in the dark,
your amazing beauty makes a mark.
Smells and sights that bring joy to the streets
in our souls and down to our feets!

So rest well and we will pray for you;
we know it takes a bunch of time,
for you to do what you need to do.
We will have hope as the snow and cold wind blows,
for your glory will truly grow! 
- Laura Evonne Steinman


Do you plant bulbs in the autumn time near your home, school, neighborhood?

Why do we do this? 
Who does it effect?






Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Den Dwellers

Den Dwellers
...And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, 
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. - Isaiah 11:6-9

An Animal Den is a pretty cool home under the ground.
What would your home look like if you lived in a Den?
What do you think some animals might want to live underground?

What can we do to care our our Den Dwellers?
Feel free to print and color!







Thursday, September 27, 2012

Paw of Love

Paws of Love
 
"Animals are family members"

Bring your relatives to church to be blessed!

What does it mean to be blessed and why would we do that?

To be blessed, is to show that something is super special in your heart
 and has magic in it; divine light that brings joy to so many!

So, we bless our Animals this Sunday(St. Francis) to show and 
gather as a community that 
our animal friends and family members 
are wicked important and they ARE Truly blessings in our lives!



Places to donate to Animals in Need 
in the Boston Area :



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dirty Hands, BIG Hearts!


I think that one's art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows. - Emily Carr

Dirty Hands, BIG Hearts!



 Check out the how simple it is to plant garlic, 
we will be planting this Sunday morning in our ASC garden!

We will also be planting fall greens, like Kale!

print and color!
Have you eaten Kale before? 
If so,ASC how do you like it? If not, try something new!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Happy Jewish New Year! 
 begins at Sunset on Sunday, September 16th, 2012
L'shanah tovah ("for a good year")

During this fall season we are "required" 
to eat something SWEET (like apples) 
as a away to bring in goodness 
for the new year!, this new season.

Now, we won't be eating Truffula fruits,
that would be pretty SWEET :)

Bring your yummy apple treats 
to share and your wishes for this new season!

Truffula Tree's from the Lorax
Feel free to print this page,
color and write in this apple a wish for this new season


Blessing all around dear Universe, Happy Birthday!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Digging and Reaching

Digging and Reaching!

“Because you’re a creation of God, 
you reflect the Divine qualities of creativity, wisdom, and love.”
Doreen Virtue


Reflecting and wishing;
that is what we will do this Sunday am,
just like the Sunflowers are doing in our ASC Garden.
print and color

  • What reflections do you have from this year? 
  • What are you wishes and dreams for the future?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pride, Purpose & Peace

Pride, Purpose & Peace


We are a rainbow of diversity, 
each and everyone of us sharing our amazing gifts 
in community 
for a more just 
& peaceful world.


Dig in!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Flowers of Transformation

Flowers of Transformation
print and color!








What does it mean to transform from a bud to a blossoming flower?

This Sunday our Coming of Age (CoA) youth will
 share how they have grown and transformed this year.

We will also be sharing flowers at the end of the service!
Write a FLOWER Acrostic Poem below:

F
L
O
W
E
R




Friday, May 25, 2012

Delightful Digging!

Delightful Digging

We'll be digging and planting in our ASC garden 
with our whole bodies, spirits and community.

Free free to bring plants to share!
 
Print and Color!

May Sarton: “Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.”

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches
Print and color!


What ingredients does it take to build a community?
  • Perhaps some love, 
  • people, 
  • animals, 
  • a post office, 
  • trees
  • ,....
What else would you add in a community?

What finishing touches like a fancy decorations on a cake would you add?

Mine would totally be colorful!



Bring your ideas to share on Sunday am @ ASC!


Friday, May 4, 2012

Details in Community

Details in Community

Detail,
Look really closely, 
really really close. 

Even take 5 min at one location in your community 
and really look with your whole body.


What is this community filled with?


What are changes you would make? 
What dreams do you have to add?

 
We will be adding details to our community village this Sunday!

Friday, April 27, 2012

It takes a Village!

It takes a Village!

It takes a village filled with ....... ?
 
What does it take in this world to build an amazing community?
 
 What is important to you to have, be to surrounded by, to be with?
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Garden of Eden

Happy Earth Day!
Sunday, April 22, 2012 

What brings you joy on this amazing blue/green Earth?
What do you do each day to care for it?
 

Poem by Judy Chicago
adapted by Laura Evonne Steinman
 
And then all that has divided us will merge
And then compassion will be wedded to power
And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind
And then (all people) will be gentle
And then (all people) will be strong
And then no person will be subject to another's will
And then all will be rich and free and varied
And then the greed of some will give way to the needs of many
And then all will share equally in the Earth's abundance
And then all will care for the sick and the weak and the old
And then all will nourish the young
And then will cherish life's creatures
And then all will live in harmony with one another and the Earth
                                       And then everywhere will be called Eden once again.

 

We'll be planting Eden at ASC on Sunday!
Earth Was Given as a Garden
Sunday, April 22nd ~ 11:00 pm, Sanctuary
Our Earth Day service will conclude with a blessing of the earth. Our lawn is being re-imagined, and you are invited to join in the vision! Please bring plants to donate: yarrow, asters, sunflowers, lamb's ear, sage, catmint, cornflowers, yellow daisies, hostas, poppies, and other full sun perennials are especially welcome! Thanks to our wonderful, energized Team Eden!


Friday, April 13, 2012

moving right along

Moving Right Along!

What Excites you while traveling near and far?
What Motivates you to keep on working on a project?



Bring your thoughts this Sunday to share!
(share with your family and friends right now, they can get a sneak preview)





Friday, April 6, 2012

Times of Transformation

Times of Transformation

Happy Easter!

In this season of transformation, may we travel with open hearts, 
big questions and hands ready to get dirty and work.

Happy Passover!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

4.1.12

Travels in Time
Jesus on Palm Sunday

What is Palm Sunday all about anyway?
Bring your thoughts to share this Sunday morning!

We will be thinking about what Jesus would say if he visited our neighborhood we are building in the Perkins room.

Freedom Seder!
What are a symbols on the Seder plate all about?
feel free to print and color in!


We've be traveling a bunch this Sunday morning, so don't forget your good walking shoes and passport!

Kol Ha'olam Kulo - The whole world is a narrow bridge - Children Beyond



Thursday, March 22, 2012

Movement is a must, a moment is also

Movement is a MUST!


In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Deepak Chopra

 In our world of movement 
from one place to another;
walking , 
biking, 
moving on our feet to school 
and friends houses, 
classes and work, 
church and girl scouts; 
how do you keep stillness?

Take a moment in the middle of the movement, 
sort of like in music and take a pause, a break , a breath.

For when we take the moment 
in our movement we become whole.
And we must be whole for all the hard creative work we are called to do 
in this ever hurting world.
- Laura Evonne Steinman