BLAST Parent Newsletter
Upcoming Zoom Events - click HERE to contact Michelle for Zoom invites 
Sundays at 11 am - BLAST

Mondays at 10 am - BLAST (for those who can't come on Sundays)

Wednesdays at 10 am - Midweek BLAST

Thursday  at 8:30 pm - Parent Chat (informal time for parents to connect with each other) 

If you need assistance using Zoom or have trouble joining a meeting, let me know!

Guiding Good Choices
SRSLY and St. Joe's are offering the Guiding Good Choices parent workshop via WebEx! Guiding Good Choices is a free, evidence-based program proven to reduce youth substance abuse and other problematic behaviors. It is geared towards parents and caregivers of children ages 9-14 but is open to anyone. There are 2 opportunities starting next week, Tuesdays 9 - 11 am, or Thursdays noon - 2 pm. Email to register for the Tuesday sessions or  to register for the Thursday sessions. 

If you are not able to attend either of those workshop times but are interested in participating in Guiding Good Choices in the future, email me to let me know. If there's enough interest we can schedule another workshop at a time that's more convenient for us, and I'll make sure to let you know about future offerings!

Virtual Game of Catch!
In this extended period of social distancing, we’re missing seeing everyone so much!   As a quick and fun way to see each other’s faces and connect virtually during our June 7 worship service, similar to our Palm Parade and Gratitude Parades from recent services, we’re going to put together a quick game of catch.   We’d love for you to be a part of it! 
If you’d like to join the fun, the directions are very simple:  use your phone to record a short video snippet of yourself catching a ball from one direction, then throwing it towards the other.  To make the “ball,” simply use a crumpled up piece of white paper.   Be creative and have fun!  Everyone of all ages can participate, the whole family, the more the merrier.  Let’s see how long a game of catch we can make!
Please send your short video snippets to Jon either as email attachments to:, or via text message to:  248-930-6130.  If you have any questions or need tech help, you can reach Jon either of those ways.
The deadline to send in videos will be next Thursday (6/4) at Noon, but do it before then if you can!  It should be very quick and easy to do.

Pentecost Coloring Page
This Sunday, May 31 is Pentecost! It's the day Jesus ascended into heaven and sent us the Holy Spirit. We use this day to celebrate the birth of the Christian church. So sing "Happy Birthday" to the church this Sunday to celebrate! Click here to download a special Pentecost coloring page. 

Participate in Worship 
Would you or your children like to lead part of a worship service? Let me know if you would like to read scripture or a prayer as part of one of our pre-recorded worship services. I'll send you all of the information you need to record your section! 

Community Mosaic Coloring Poster
I still have plenty of sections left for different children to color as part of a large mosaic coloring poster! Whenever we're all back together I'll put the pieces together and we'll have a beautiful poster that was created by our community! If you want to participate but don't have a printer let me know and I'll mail them to you.