August 10, 2017
 
 
 
Summer Suppers
 
 
 
 
Join us at our last Summer Suppers, next week on Wednesday, August 16!

Be sure to stop by at 4:30pm for Toddler Time and 5:30 pm for the meal. Meet people who you would have otherwise never had the chance, because nothing is cooler than discovering a common interest with someone you've never spoken to before. Talk to someone young or old, joven o veijo. Learn a few words in a different language, or teach someone a few in your language. Come and enjoy dessert in a community brought together by one God.

You can view the full schedule and register online on our website, or pick up a registration form on the back table in the sanctuary.

¡Nos vemos ahí! (See you there!)

 
 
 
 
 
Recommended Reading Books
 
 
 
 
Maybe God Is Like That Too, Written by Jennifer Grant
Every child wonders where God lives or what God is like. In Maybe God Is Like That Too, a young boy asks his grandma where God is in their city. She invites him to pay attention to where he sees the fruit of the Spirit. Where love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are, there too is God. The boy sees God in the kindness of a doorman holding the door for a man using a wheelchair, in the patience of his teacher helping him tie his shoes, and in the love, faithfulness, and gentleness of his grandma. An ordinary day in his city opens this young boy’s eyes to God’s Spirit at work all around him. 
 
 
 
 
Water Come Down: The Day You Were Baptized, Written by Walter Wangerin Jr.
Beautifully written by award-winning author Walter Wangerin Jr., this lyrical story introduces kids to the beauty, joy, and meaning of baptism. The perfect gift to make a child feel special – like part of the most wonderful family in the world. With a dedication page to commemorate a special occasion and a parent section to help impart their families’ unique perspective on the meaning of joining God’s family, Water Come Down is a wonderful introduction to the significance of baptism, its roots in the biblical story and its meaning for life today.
 
 
 
 
God's Dream, Written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu & Douglas Carlton Abrams
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has a vision of God’s dream. It involves people who hold one another’s hands, but sometimes get angry and hurt one another — then say they’re sorry and forgive. It’s a wish that everyone will see that they are brothers and sisters, no matter their way of speaking to God, no matter the size of their nose or the sha
de of their skin. Aided by vibrant artwork, Tutu conveys the essence of his ubuntu philosophy, a wisdom so clear and crystalline that even the smallest child can understand.
 
 
 
 
When God Made You, Written By Matthew Paul Turner
From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. The assurance that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly. Through playful, charming rhyme and vivid, fantastical illustrations, When God Made You inspires young readers to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves. 
 
 
 
 
The Lord's Prayer, Written by Tim Ludwig
The beloved words of The Lord's Prayer serve as the text for a picture book that shows a young girl and her father spending a day together and helping an elderly neighbor. 
 
 
 
 
Whoever You Are, Written by Mem Fox Illustrated by Leslie Staub 
“Little one, / whoever you are, / wherever you are, / there are little ones / just like you / all over the world.” So begins the Australian author Mem Fox’s joyful picture book Whoever You Are, a celebration of the world’s diverse cultures, both our similarities and differences. Leslie Straub’s innovative, colorful, folk art–style oil paintings of children from all corners of the globe are bordered with photographs of hand-carved, bejeweled frames—and they all reflect Fox’s message that no matter where we come from, within our hearts “Joys are the same, / and love is the same. / Pain is the same, / and blood is the same.” A gem!
 
 
 
 
Papa Luther: A Graphic Novel, Written by Daniel D. Maurer
The exciting story of Martin Luther, told through the eyes of his children Hans and Magda. This colorful, 88-page “comic book” is geared especially toward children ages 8 to 13, but will intrigue all ages. 
*We have a copy of this book we'd love to lend out. Speak to Kevin if you would like to borrow it.
 
 
 
 
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