First Day School Calendar

February 11

  • Teen Group (grades 6-12): Movie: Step: Special Event! The Anti-Racism Committee will screen the documentary film “Step” during First Day School. The film follows a high school step dance team in Baltimore and their pursuit of college aspirations amid adversity. It captures the bonds of sisterhood and resilience of these young women.The film will start during First Day School and run past the end of meeting for worship, concluding just in time for a group discussion over lunch. Pizza will be provided for lunch.
  • Middle Group (grades PreK-5): Stewardship: Appreciating Creation (Lesson 1 of 3): Today we’ll explore the meaning of stewardship through queries and readings from the Bible and our Faith & Practice. We’ll also have a fun Garden Gratitude worksheet and Garden Delights coloring page. Bible passage, Psalm 98:4-9; Faith & Practice, p. 36 (under Humankind and the Environment). Click here for the lesson plan.
  • Oakdale Nursery (Infant-PreK) Children enjoy toys, games, stories and play.

February 18

  • Teen Group (grades 6-12): When Mahalia Spoke, MLK Listened: We’ll delve into MLK Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech— its visionary message, and its historical impact, and the people behind it like Bayard Rustin and Mahalia Jackson.
  • Middle Group (grades PreK-5): Stewardship: Seeds of Life (Lesson 2 of 3): During today’s lesson, we’ll continue exploring the meaning of Stewardship – the second “S” in SPICES – by reading a little from the Bible, Faith & Practice, and Carole Martignacco’s The Everything Seed and asking lots of questions. We’ll follow this with the Two Peas in a Pod activity! Bible passages, Genesis 1:11-12 and 1:29; Faith and Practice, p. 36). Click here for the lesson plan.
  • Oakdale Nursery (Infant-PreK) Children enjoy toys, games, stories and play.

February 25

  • Teen Group (grades 6-12): “The Hill I Climb”: Poems of Resilience”: Join us as we explore inspiring poems from Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and Amanda Gorman that speak to unity, equality, dreams, freedom, and the resilience of the human spirit.
  • Middle Group (grades PreK-5): Stewardship: Working With Others (Lesson 3 of 3): In this final lesson in the Stewardship series for now, we’ll explore ways to walk gently over the Earth and to express our thanks for those who work hard to care for the planet and all life. We’ll read a Bible passage (Psalms 19:14), a quote from William Penn, and some wise guidance from the Kabarak Call for Peace and Ecojustice. Click here for the lesson plan.
  • Oakdale Nursery (Infant-PreK) Children enjoy toys, games, stories and play.

March 3

  • Teen Group (grades 6-12): Game Day!
  • Middle Group (grades PreK-5): Game Day!
  • Oakdale Nursery (Infant-PreK) Children enjoy toys, games, stories and play.

For more information about our Religious Education program click here.

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18204 Lincoln Road

Purcellville, VA 20132

Postal Address:

PO Box 105

Lincoln, VA 20160

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