July 29th Newsletter
Yesterday, I sent a church-wide letter to DaySpring parents of children and youth that fleshed out the impetus and hopes for tonight’s Parents on the Porch. We are including a portion of the letter below because whether you are a parent with school-aged children at home or not, this conversation touches your life. You might be a grandparent wondering how you’ll safely see your grandchildren if they resume in person school or a grandparent wondering how on earth you’ll help with virtual learning. You might be a school administrator or a teacher or a mentor at a local school. So although tonight’s meeting aims to bring parents of children and youth together, we acknowledge that it’s conversation for all and would like you to know about it and ask your prayers for it:
Tonight, parents of children and youth will gather from 8-9:15 p.m. This time is not one to make a uniform decision about what’s most faithful with regards to in person and online school but a time to bring our questions and concerns to our family of faith.
We will structure our time together around the following questions:
- What have you heard from your child or youth’s school or health officials that’s been most helpful or encouraging to you in deciding about in person vs. online school? What else do you need to know to feel confident in your decision?
- How are you thinking about what’s best for your child or youth vs. what’s best for the community? Where is there consonance or dissonance?
- What verse, story, or image from scripture has been helpful or meaningful to you as you’ve weighed your decision?
In talking through these questions, I hope you will find inspiration and encouragement through others whether you’ve made your decision or not about in person or online school. I hope we all learn more about how to pray for one another.
For more news and information, click HERE for the July 29th newsletter.