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Families

Families grow in faith best by growing together.  While we deeply value our church school program, we also recognize that children and parents need to explore and practice faith together.  So we offer programs designed to equip parents to be the leaders in their family’s spiritual formation.

Family Ministries

Parents' Night Out - TPC offers childcare while parents gather in a members' home for good food and fellowship.

Spiritual Practices for Families - Twice a year, TPC offers a small group specifically designed for parents to explore how to engage their children and youth in faith formation.

Intergenerational Garden - click here to explore more.

Intergenerational Festivals in Advent & Lent

Family Faith Practices

Welcome to TPC’s Monthly Family Spiritual Activity!

Explore TPC’s “Family Faith Formation” practices and activities that bring a family together spiritually, but in the convenience of your own home on your own schedule. Also, take time to explore programs at church for parents to learn and grow in prayer, Bible story reading, and creating a spiritual discipline within the home.

Kindness Can Be Taught – a great podcast for parents! Enjoy and learn.

September Activity - New Beginnings (click to view).

October Activity - Compassion - Secret Helpers Week

November Activity - Gratitude

January Activity - The Examen

February Activity - Moving Prayers

 

Lenten Festival – Sunday March 1

Sunday, March 1st will be the Lenten Festival in Fellowship  Hall. Children will begin working on Lenten crafts and a cold weather/glovebox project for the homeless. As usual, there will be soft pretzels and yummy hot chocolate. We want this Lenten Festival to be intergenerational, and we invite church members to join us after the 10:00 am service to help with the glovebox project and enjoy the crafts! We need volunteers to help children at the various tables, and if you’re willing to be with us in Fellowship Hall from 10:30 am – 11:30 am, that would be wonderful. Please let Jenness know if you’d like to volunteer

February – Family Faith at Home Activity: Moving Prayers

February Activity

Together We Serve

Together We Serve Small Group || Our next service opportunity  is helping with the Towson Y Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.  If you’re interested in cheering runners/walkers, being a “course marshall”, set-up, clean-up (there are many jobs), please sign up on their site  https://ymaryland.volunteermatters.org/project-catalog/626  .  Be sure to select the Towson Y as your location. Please contact Julie Kreif with questions: jkreif1@jhmi.edu  

 

Lake Roland on November, 2019

….”Let the work of our hands and thoughts in our hearts help those in our world.  Amen.” 

Family Dinner Prayer Cards

 Our activity is Family Dinner Prayer Cards. Thanks to Traci-Smith at www.traci-smith.com for this idea.

  • Plan to do this family activity for the month of January.
  • Cut out the cards and put them in a small stack next to the dinner table.
  • Take turns choosing from the stack and offering a prayer at dinner – or whatever meal your family comes to the table most often.
  • The prayers are simple and inclusive.
  • If you’d like the cards to be sturdier, laminate or print on card stock.