Kids Club Curriculum

This summer I worked for YouthWorks organizing an afternoon Kids Club in Manderson, South Dakota. I was given materials and lesson plans, but was responsible for implementing and scaffolding the curriculum for a variety of ages, skill levels, and interests. Every day we had story time, parachute games, and crafts, then on Thursday we celebrated… Continue reading Kids Club Curriculum

Catholic Charities, Baltimore

Cherishing the divine within all Being home in America is a change after my African journey, but my sense of adventure is as active as ever. Last weekend I traveled to Baltimore, MD with the Messiah College Agape Center. We served with Catholic Charities, an organization that provides services to people with disabilities, the elderly,… Continue reading Catholic Charities, Baltimore

Worship in Africa

In my five weeks here in Rwanda, I’ve had the opportunity to visit several churches in Kigali. Here is a brief summary of my experience of at each church: Charismatic Church The first church I went to was a small charismatic church on the outskirts of Kigali. It was by far the most traditionally African… Continue reading Worship in Africa

YoungLives Camp

If you frequent my blog, you’ve probably read at least one article about YoungLives. If you aren’t familiar with the ministry, it’s a branch of Young Life specifically for teen moms. I’m extremely passionate about the beautiful this work this organization is doing. This past week, I got a chance to participate in their service… Continue reading YoungLives Camp

Animal Kingdom Bible Camp

This past week I had the opportunity to be Craft Leader at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Bible Camp. I prepared four crafts for kids ages 2-11, which was a challenge because they had to be easy enough for a 2-year-old and still engaging to an 11-year-old. They also had to be animal-themed and relate… Continue reading Animal Kingdom Bible Camp

The Neighbors We Aren’t Serving

Are you an organized person? Maybe you like to separate your jeans from your shorts, and even keep them in different drawers. While that certainly makes it easier to find your favorite outfit in the morning, what happens when you come home from shopping with a brand new pair of jean shorts? Where do they… Continue reading The Neighbors We Aren’t Serving

Called to Unity

I attend Messiah College, a non-denominational Christian school. “Non-denominational” means “open or acceptable to people of any Christian denomination.” However, most non-denominational churches adhere to Protestant tenants, as do many of my peers. Due to my Episcopal roots, I struggled to spiritually plant myself at Messiah. The first time I attended Powerhouse, the student-run worship… Continue reading Called to Unity