September 6, 2016
Welcome Jennifer Kaiton, Plymouth’s new Faith Formation Coordinator, as she takes the helm of planning and building curriculum for Plymouth’s Sunday school program. Baptized, confirmed and married at Plymouth, Kaiton feels grateful to now play a greater role.
“I feel like I was called to do it. I’m at a place in my life where I’m looking for ways to give back to the community that has given me so much,” she says. “I want to give the kids a safe place to thrive.”
As a seasoned camp counselor for Pilgrim Firs and N-Sid-Sen, Kaiton spearheads the K-5 program with enthusiasm and commitment. “I’m listening to kids and parents. We will focus on connection, care and community. I hope to provide a foundation from which we can create opportunities in arts, movement, service projects, team-building, storytelling, improvisation, games, writing, music, drama and more.”
In addition to working with seasonal church wide themes, laid out by the Worship Team, Kaiton also plans to facilitate deeper relationships between children and residents of Horizon House. “I’m hoping to start a pen-pal program.”
In an inviting, intergenerational atmosphere, Kaiton invites congregational volunteers to share their work and faith stories with children. “Mentoring and connection are what it’s all about,” she adds.
“Working with Jenny has been a gift to me already! She has a heart for children and youth and is willing to help strengthen our programs. I am so grateful she has chosen to share her many gifts and talents with our children and families,” says Jennifer Castle, Director of Faith Formation.
As the larger congregation works toward covenant-building, so will the K-5 group, as they build friendship and faith in the months and years ahead. –Janice Randall