In today's Announcements we include information about Youth Confirmation Classes, Introduction to Centering Prayer, Bracken Prayer Shawl Ministry, Children, Youth, and Families!, MOMS: “Bracken Mamas”, and more!
YOUTH - Confirmation Classes
Introduction to Centering Prayer
February 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Contemplative Outreach-San Antonio is a communion of communities and individuals seeking the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit and contributing to the renewal of the Christian contemplative tradition through the practice of Centering Prayer. COSA, a local chapter of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., nurtures the spiritual growth of our communion in San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country by offering workshops in the method of Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Welcoming Prayer Practice as well as retreats and other resources to deepen our relationship with God. For information or to register by phone, contact Noemy at (210) 341-1366 EXT 212
Continuing Education events are free* to all enrolled OST students. All other students, 50% off with student ID. To receive discount, register with Noemy Colón at email@example.com or (210) 341-1366 EXT 212
*Does not apply to meals and lodging. All refunds subject to 10% processing fee.
Gardener's House of Prayer
Bracken Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Shawl Ministry has worked very hard this year on many service projects. Check out the Bracken Newsletter for more information, or ask any of these amazing ladies about their ministry.
Do you love to knit? Join them!
Children, Youth, and Families!
WOW and Mini-WOW Club (Wild on Wednesdays for Jesus)
Each Wednesday from September 6th - May 16th, 6:00-7:30 PM, we meet for dinner, fellowship time, a lesson, and small group activity. New this year will be our Mini-WOW Club for ages 3 years and potty-trained up to 5 years old. We are excited to be partnering with our Preschool and Robin Guerra for this extension of Wednesday night fun—we now reach age 3 through 5th grade for some WOWfully fun times!
Children’s Choir (K-5th)
Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 PM with Ms. Kathy- children sing and practice songs for the Fall, leading up to our Christmas Pageant; then they learn to read music and play handbells for our Spring time, “Children Lead Worship” Sunday.
U.M.Y.F.—United Methodist Youth Fellowship
Youth meet on Wednesdays 5:00-7:30 PM on Bracken UMC’s campus. These meetings include free time, games, dinner, large group Bible study, and small group discussion, application, and prayer."
Youth worship team practices:
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 PM
MOMS: “Bracken Mamas”
This is a new group formed out of the desire for a space where mothers can come together for support, encouragement, venting, and learning. Bracken Mamas meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month from 9:15-11:00 AM. We enjoy a small breakfast together, visit, hear a devotional for the day, and then participate in a craft, activity, or guest speaker presentation. Bracken Mamas will also be hosting monthly parenting workshops for members of the community, moms, and dads; we hope to bring in topics ranging from “Parenting Special Needs Children”, “ADHD”, “Allergies”, and “Motivational Play”.
Bracken Handbells would like someone to make new cushion covers for us. Seamstress wanted! See Kathy Roden.
Do you have someone to honor with fresh flowers? You can have flowers for under the cross. Just fill out the envelope in the black attendance folder with your donation and place in the offering plate.
Next Week’s scriptures:
Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62: 5-12; I Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20