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Shifting My Perspective

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"Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."    Matthew 19:14

"Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I may remember.  Involve me and I learn."                  Ben Franklin
As moms, we try to teach our children the importance of compassion and helping others.  We also want them to appreciate and be grateful for what they have, and to share from that bounty.  There's no better way to teach our children all of this than by involving them and helping them to put their faith into action by actually living out God's mercy on earth and reflecting His love.

MOSAIC Kids will do just that.  Whether it be visiting the local assisted living/nursing home on a monthly basis, or participating in bi-monthly service projects, our children will learn the importance and impact of sharing their time and talent on both the local and global levels.

Without a doubt, there are a lot of problems in the world.  By participating in MOSAIC Kids, our children will learn that although they are little, they can have a big impact.  By being Gods hands and feet on earth, they will realize that God sent us all, even the little children, to be the solution.

Towards this end, each MOSAIC Kids gathering will begin and end with a prayer that invites God into our activity, blesses our time together, and turns the activity itself into a prayer.  Moreover, at the end of each gathering, moms/caregivers will be given a list of "Questions for Reflection."  Whether on the ride home, at dinner that evening, or at bed time, moms/caregivers will discuss these questions with their kids.  As each child shares their thoughts and feelings uninterrupted, they will come to realize the profound impact of sharing their time, talent and love.  It is through this "Faith Sharing" piece that moms can help their children process the experience, as well as emphasize the concept that doing for others is the same as doing for Jesus.

Children from infants to high school students are welcome to join.

MOSAIC Kids is a non-denominational program.  Families of all faiths are welcome.

This is not a drop-off program.  Moms/caregivers are required to attend, participate and supervise their own children at all times, at all MOSAIC Kids events.

For more information and/or to join MOSAIC Kids, contact Claire McGarry at

February 2016

MOSAIC Kids Valentines Day Party at Warde Health Center.

January 2016

MOSAIC Kids Drop-In Visit at Warde Health Center.

Mason says the closing prayer.
Nicholas says the opening prayer.

Zack entertains the residents on his clarinet.

 Justin Sudati and his mom deliver baked goods to Shepherds Pantry on behalf of MOSAIC Kids Project Appreciation: Recognizing and thanking different entities in the community for what they do.

MOSAIC Kids makes 20 blankets to be distributed to needy children through the Linus Project

Praying over the completed blankets.


Joining hands for the opening prayer.

Dominik says the closing prayer.


Singing Christmas Carols for the residents.

December 2015
Visit to Warde Health Center.

MOSAIC Kids entered and won the Christmas wreath decorating contest at Windham Terrace.  The theme of the wreath is: "MOSAIC Kids: Being God's Little Hands and Feet On Earth."

Project Appreciation: Recognizing and thanking different entities in the community for what they do.

The  McGarry kids thank the custodians at Windham Middle School, Golden Brook School and Windham Center School.

The Sarantis kids thank the Windham Police Department
The Weller kids thank the staff at St. Matthews

November 2015

Visit to Warde Health Center.

Joining hands for the opening prayer
Singing patriotic songs for the Veterans