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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

Children's Sermons / Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Taking the Lessons Home / Thoughts on Faith / Uncategorized

The Unspoken Lessons

I am always amazed at implicit learning that happens Godly Play stories. We finished the last lectionary reading about bread (so much bread in August!) in worship today- and the children have been paying attention. Last week when I took out the parable box and wondered what was inside, a child said “maybe it is … Continue reading

Children's Sermons / Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Intergenerational activites / The Bible / Uncategorized

Bible Bread Stories – Breaking my own rule

I have a hard rule in children’s ministry – no worksheets.  But this week, I’ve decided to bend the rules a little with this graphic organizer. Following up last week’s lectionary reading from John 6 on the feeding of the 5000, in this Sunday’s reading, Jesus says, “I am the bread of life.” We’ll be on … Continue reading

My Family / Taking the Lessons Home / Thoughts on Faith / Uncategorized / Welcoming All Families

Taking Stock in the Wilderness

With the  sun raging high in the sky, I begin making a mental list of the resources on hand, an instinct gained leading youth mission trips.  I am on a two week vacation with my family – the luxury of time together meant to make up a little bit for the countless family moments I missed … Continue reading