Community & Letter Writing

This week’s lesson explores the testimony on community. How does this testimony relate to writing letters anyway?

Here are some passages about community from our Faith & Practice and from the Bible:

“Friends’ testimonies on simplicity, peace, integrity, equality, and stewardship, come together in our testimony on community, which calls us to sustain caring relationships for all.” – Faith & Practice, 2013, p. 50

4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. – Romans 12: 4-5 (NKJV)

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More at-home activities

Every Problem Has A Solution “Virtual” Quilt Project
This is for everyone and anyone. We will be having our next virtual get together Friday, June 5 at 4:00 PM.

Library Storytime Be sure to visit the Loudoun County Library online. They are a great resource for children and teen activities including storytime.

The Light in Me Poem Template
“The Light in Me” and it’s accompanying poem template (see PDF download), has been featured on our Mindful Music school playlists during the week of BLINK for 20,000 school children. Create your own and share with us ( how you find the light within. Visit the Well Progam.

Video: The Soil Story. A must watch for hope and inspiration!

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. Around the world, people of all ages have joined Mo Willems in his studio for weekday LUNCH DOODLES. Click here for the three-week run, all 15 episodes and their downloadable activities, are archived below. Let the doodling continue! Please tag your artwork on social media with #MoLunchDoodles so that we can all see it!

Virtual Tours of World Museums Click here to take a trip through some of the world’s greatest collections on these virtual museum and gallery tours.

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safaris While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed and kids are home from school, let us help make your children’s hiatus from school fun and educational. Click here for more information.

Fun Project! How much soil do we actually have for growing the food we need? While people don’t often think about it, fertile soil is one of our most valuable resources. Without it, we would not be able to grow the crops and plants we need to feed all of the people and animals on earth. So, just how much of the earth is made up of land that is suitable for growing food? Try this fun project to find out: click here.

Wild Classroom Daily Activity Plans
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) connects educators and parents with the tools and resources they need to help kids explore and understand the world around them. With you, they inspire the next generation to build a future where people and nature thrive! Click here to see plans.

Want to learn something interesting about Agriculture, Horticulture, and Food while housebound? Loudoun Extension is hosting a series of 30-45 minute Zoom webinar sessions. Topics will vary, related to agriculture, horticulture, and food. Learn more: click here (Middle School through Adult)

4 good practices for anyone caring for quarantined kids
About 55 million U.S. schoolchildren attend schools that have been closed or are being directly affected by the new coronavirus social distancing rules. Erika London Bocknek, a family therapist who studies early childhood development, parenting, and family resilience, encourages parents and others raising kids to focus on the 4 R’s: routines, rules, relationships, and rituals. Click here to read the full article from PBS.

Kindness Resources. During difficult times, we often see the most beautiful acts of kindness. Check out the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation’s activities page. Learn more: click here (Families)

Make a Barnyard from the Small Farmer’s Journal, “Just for Kids” pages:

If you have ideas for activities that students and families can do from home, please contact the Religious Education co-clerks Maria and Cameron: and

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