Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Children's Retreat

One of the goals of the Education/Christian Formation Ministry is for each of the regions of IELCO to sponsor a retreat for the children. On Saturday we held the retreat for the Central Region, this also corresponded with the international day of the child. As we continue to prepare for the celebration of the 500 Years of the Reformation, the children learned about the Luther Rose, and its significance. 

Each child put together a Luther Rose on a little backpack as they learned about what each piece meant. 
Some of the children aging 3-4 just finishing up their bags
Here is more of the process of the bags, all the pieces of the rose were pre-cut so each child only had to assemble and let it dry. 
Of course there were lots of games! 
Playing a version of an egg rally, but with a ping pong ball so as not to waste any food. 
The group at the end of the day, as it was starting to rain, so some already ran to the bus! 
It was a great day, with a great group of kids, and an amazing group of adults there to make the whole thing happen! 

P.S. As we finish up our Home Assignment plans, if you would like a visit, and we haven't already scheduled one, please let us know! Looking forward to seeing (and meeting) many this summer.