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Updated: Nov 9, 2023

November is National Gratitude Month. We continue — gratefully! — with our articles about generosity and thankfulness.

Can gratitude be taught? Is expressing thanks a habit? Studies have found that people who consciously count their blessings tend to be happier and less depressed than those who don’t. Here on the church campus, we turned to the masters for some of their thoughts on what’s good at COS.

Evan: What I like about church is acolyting because I get to hold the torch. Also, I like church because there are cats. Finally, I like church because I like SPARK.

Maxine: I am grateful for family, Jolly Ranchers, chips, and Hannah. She makes it fun. I like the Family Campout – at the Family Campout, we tie-dyed T-shirts.

Joseph: Being in church is very good because I love the kitties (which I love the most). Also, I like to be with my friends in church. Thank you for this awesome time in church.

Madison: One thing I am grateful for is when at SPARK we got to trick-or-treat. I am also grateful for the cats.

Howard: I am grateful for everything I have learned here and all the friends I have made.

Helena: I am grateful for SPARK because we get to learn a lot of new things and make new friends.

Billy: What I like about SPARK is all the Jolly Ranchers and the chips.

Malina: Some things I’m grateful for at SPARK and Children’s Chapel are that we get free snacks at SPARK, and at Children’s Chapel we get to sing songs.

Claire: Church is fun and church is good. Church is fun fun fun because I like the cats and I like the place.

Would you like to learn more about Children and Youth programming at COS? Contact Hannah at (626) 282-5147 ext. 0/

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