February 21, 2021 Children’s (and Adults’) Story Time

We will have a Children’s (and Adults’) Story Time by Zoom, this Sunday, February 7th at 9:30 AM—Please spread the word about this event.  Children can attend from anywhere and adults are welcome, too!

Danette Harris and Joey Hawkins will read aloud and discuss the beautiful, meaningful book described below.  (Pastor Tom Kinder will be there, too—he is the zoom host, and it’s one of his favorite activities!)

We will be offering story time whenever we have a volunteer to lead it.  Please let us know if you would like to share a favorite book with the children by emailing us at unitedchurchofstrafford@gmail.com.

Children of all ages are welcome to join Joey Hawkins and Danette Harris this Sunday from 9:30-10:00 AM as we kick off a new story time series for Lent. Our new session was inspired by Pastor Tom Kinder (Thanks, Tom!) and we are very excited to dig into our new theme: Stories That Feed Us.  We are excited to share a wide range of the best, most beloved stories we know, and to explore what we can learn from each one.  We will see why a great story is like manna from heaven in the wilderness, a gift that fills and nourishes us.

Our first story was suggested by and loaned to us by Newton School teacher, Denise Cote. (Thanks, Ms. Cote!) The title is Langston’s Train Ride by Robert Burleigh and it is the story of young Langston Hughes, the famous African American poet. In 1920, Mr. Hughes took a train ride that was to become the inspiration for his famous poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.”  The story will be followed by a short discussion where we will focus on the thoughts of the children. All are welcome to join us, and be sure to come hungry for a story that can truly feed us, nourishing our heart, mind and soul!

Here is the Zoom link (note that it is the same as the Sunday morning Live Service at 10:00 and Joys and Concerns at 10:30):


You can find Zoom instructions on this website page by clicking here.

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