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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

Baptism of the Lord Sunday: Ideas for January 8, 2017
Arts and Crafts / Confirmation / Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Intergenerational activites / Youth Ministry

Baptism of the Lord Sunday: Ideas for January 8, 2017

If you are still playing catch up from Christmas, here are a few activities to engage all ages with the Luke 4:1-13 lectionary reading and jumpstart your planning. Sensory Table (preschool): Schools have all but done away with play time (more about that here). Sensory tables are an opportunity for churches to promote play and wonder. … Continue reading