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

Arts and Crafts / Children's Sermons / Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Intergenerational activites / Uncategorized / Welcoming All Families

Prayground Activities for the September Lectionary:

Praygrounds, or dedicated areas in the worship space for children, are a wonderful new development many churches have added. But, what if you don’t have a dedicated space? We share our small sanctuary with another congregation, so a permanent area with furniture or baby equipment wasn’t an option for us. Instead, we use the empty … Continue reading

The Gifts of Gratitude:
Arts and Crafts / Intergenerational activites

The Gifts of Gratitude:

One of the most joyful new things I did  last year was starting a monthly intergenerational faith formation hour before worship. The number of participants ranged between 10 and 30 for a congregation with a worship attendance of approximately 80.  Preschool children, retired grandparents and everyone in between enjoyed learning and creating together. I used … Continue reading