SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 10:10–10:50 A.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom.
You are invited to bring a crèche (nativity scene) from home and share a story about it.
Everyone is welcome—"intergenerational" simply means the presence and participation of two or more generations and really isn’t code for "children and families"—though children and families are warmly encouraged to participate!
For those participating in person, don't forget to bring your nativity scene with you when you come to church on Sunday! There will tables in Bloedel Hall where you can display your crèche, and during the event you will be invited to share a brief story about it.
If you would like to participate from home, join using this Zoom link. Then simply take your phone or computer—however you are joining us online—to where your crèche is set up, and use the "raise hand" function or drop a note in the chat box to let us know when you’re ready to share your story .
If you do not have a crèche, we’ll have supplies to make a simple one (with several options) in Bloedel Hall. Dean Thomason will bless all the crèches at the conclusion of the event.
For a taste of the enormous diversity of nativity scenes, take a look at this online exhibit of crèches from the collection of the National Cathedral, which has a collection of hundreds from around the world.
This will be the first of many joyful intergenerational offerings in this new church year. If you have ideas for future activities or events that build community and encourage the spiritual nurture across generations, please contact Wendy Claire Barrie, Canon for Intergenerational Ministries: email@example.com or 206.323.0300 x223