Happy New Year High School Families!
We hope you have all enjoyed time connecting and celebrating over break! As we move forward in this New Year, the Family Ministry Team has reflected on fall programming and the present realities of restrictions and Distance Learning, and how this has impacted lives in so many ways. That being said, we recognize Digital Fatigue is widespread. We also realize that comfort levels with the spaces, interactions, and events also vary greatly. For the next six weeks, we will continue to offer the digital small group space to gather, connect, and check-in as we know this has been a deeply meaningful space for some, on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 7-8pm. Students should receive their links from their small group leaders, but if they can’t find them, please contact Molly at email@example.com.
After meeting with small group leaders, discussing options, what their students need and what has been meaningful for them, and the leaders comfort levels with interactions, restrictions, and social distancing, we are planning on the following:
- Arranging safe outside events and gatherings for face to face interaction and, of course, fun!
- Highly engaging digital offerings such as murder mystery events or virtual escape rooms-we will field test them first to ensure they are fantastic!
- Fun surprises delivered to your homes.
The FMT will also use this time to plan ahead for a meaningful Lent experience and Spring offerings.
We are looking forward, filled with hope, and are excited to see all of your beautiful faces in person sooner rather than later! Take good care, know you are loved and cherished for the unique, unrepeatable people and families you are! Please reach out if there is any way we can further support you or your children. Thank you for allowing us to share in your family’s life; it is a gift that we are grateful for.
Molly & the High School Leaders