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Children's Sermons / Intergenerational activites / Lent

Not Just for Children: Children’s Time Series for Lent

Click to Download 2018 Lent Children’s Time- Final,  the complete, not-just-for-children’s time series. “Wait!” we were about to say, “Not THAT candle. Surely there is a mistake, that light cannot be extinguished.” This is not how the story ends! Before we could protest, the candle was re-lit with words of mystery and comfort. “The light … Continue reading

Children's Sermons / Intergenerational activites / Lent / Welcoming All Families

Prayground Activities for the 2018 Lenten Season – Year B Lectionary

And now we begin to prepare for Lent…  Use the code “BLESS30” to receive 30% off Lenten Prayer Station downloads in the new Etsy shop. Please sign up for the email list to receive downloadable bookmarks and upcoming special offers..  I’ve written previously about the challenges and joys of offering an activity for children in a … Continue reading

Free 2018-2019 Planning Calendar
Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / The Church Year / Uncategorized

Free 2018-2019 Planning Calendar

Click here to download the totally FREE  2018-2019-lesson-planner-blank. Over the years, I’ve found it helpful to have the ability to see an entire season of lessons for all ages laid out in once place.  Created in Microsoft Word, please feel free to adapt it for your needs. I’d love to see how it works for … Continue reading

Resources for Pastor & Staff Changes
Children's Sermons / The Church Year / Thoughts on Faith / Uncategorized

Resources for Pastor & Staff Changes

Part III of the Collected Works series is an important one in this season of ministry transitions. You may have noticed I haven’t been blogging as frequently as usual. In addition to finishing up seminary and preparing for ordination interviews, I’m co-leading the planning of a conference youth ministry workshop and college searching with my … Continue reading

Collected Works: Summer
Arts and Crafts / Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Prayer / Uncategorized

Collected Works: Summer

You may have noticed I haven’t been blogging as frequently as usual. In addition to finishing up seminary and preparing for ordination interviews, I’m co-leading the planning of a conference youth ministry workshop and college searching with my oldest daughter. Phew! For the next little bit my blog posts will be collections of previous posts … Continue reading

Summer Lesson Options that Work
Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Intergenerational activites

Summer Lesson Options that Work

Summer Faith Formation is both an opportunity and a challenge in a church of our size (weekly worship attendance between 60-80 and Sunday school attendance from 5-20). Earlier this week I asked our leadership team for feedback on four curriculum options for summer. I named what we wanted to be intentional about our annual reprieve … Continue reading