As we embark on 2017, the youth have been exploring themes of renewal, resistance, and refreshment. In class, we used the story of Epiphany to talk about having courage to follow the “light” of God’s love and we wondered together about what gifts we might offer to one another and to our world as we work together for justice and peace.
The story of Jesus’ baptism is also a good reminder of God’s unconditional love and the gift of new beginnings. Using our annual “Sink a Worry, Float a Hope” ritual, the youth were encouraged to drop their burdens into the living water and witness their hopes and dreams rising to the top.
This group of fun young people also know how to play together. We enjoyed a night out at the Altitude Trampoline Park in Billerica. Jumping, flipping, climbing, and falling are all good for the body – and for the mind and soul too!