Because Lucas goes to a Lutheran preschool, he's always had some religious education at school. The first two years, it came in the form of bible stories or lessons mixed in with circle time and prayers before snack and at the end of the school day. This year, the kids have chapel twice a month with Pastor Molly. As part of their spiritual education, they are learning the importance of giving. So, every other week, they get a little offering envelope in their cubby and we fill it up at home. This fall, the kids' money is going to help build an underpass for bears to cross populated roads safely. As we approach the holiday season, their money will go to our local food bank. Just another thing I love about our school!
Lucas has been pretty excited about building a road for the bears, and I love to see his charitable heart as he fills his envelope each time. He puts our offering in the collection plate at church each week, but giving his own coins for a charity that he can get excited about really means so much more to a 3-year old.
Baby's first offering (Be quiet! He's still a baby!)
Licking the envelope shut
The kids all deposit their offering in a little basket at the start of class before they wash their hands and start on their worksheets and it warms my heart to see all these little guys learning the importance of giving.
September 18, 2014