Our Sunday School–14 children and their families–gathered on the meetinghouse grounds on April 18 to celebrate Earth Day. The event was set up with several stations: At the first, young gardeners decorated flowerpots and planted pothos in them. Each of the children was paired with a local adult from the Society, and the adult member will care for the plant and send the Sunday School a photo of it, which will be featured later this year at the Winter Festival. Fun fact about recycling and regenerating: At least some of the pothos cuttings came from a plant that member Mark Stankiewicz was given in college in 1996!
The next station was touching up the peace pole in the meetinghouse yard by touching up the paint and adding some fresh color. The students also had a fun scavenger hunt designed by Ethical Education Chair Beth Stein. Beth’s daughter, Lara, was telling her mom about her favorite Earth Day memory: making “worms in dirt” to eat as a snack. This sweet treat consists of crushed up Oreos, chocolate pudding, mini M&M “seeds,” and gummy worms. Beth re-created this yummy activity this year, and I’m fairly certain this will be remembered as the best part of the day. All in all, it was fantastic to be outside on a beautiful day, playing with friends, visiting with adults, and reconnecting. We truly have an amazing Sunday School group and I’m so happy that so many families stuck with us through Zoom and beyond.
Samantha Stankiewicz, Sunday School director
Photos by Jessie Glass