Summer Planning Made Easy
Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Intergenerational activites / Taking the Lessons Home

Summer Planning Made Easy

With travel and camp, our summer attendance tends to be rather sporadic. We need lessons that stand alone, invite us outside, and offer meaningful opportunities for reflection about God. Sound familiar? I’d been pondering how we could offer a multi-age class focused on justice and compassion starting in June. As grace would have it, several … Continue reading

Learning the Lord’s Prayer
Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Intergenerational activites / Prayer / Taking the Lessons Home

Learning the Lord’s Prayer

In Matthew chapter 6 and Luke chapter 11, Jesus instructs the disciples on how to pray what we now call the Lord’s Prayer. This is considered the model for how we all should pray. In this prayer we affirm who God is, ask for forgiveness, request what we need for daily living, and pray for … Continue reading

Learning to Use the Bible Resources (including a new handout)
Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Intergenerational activites / Taking the Lessons Home / The Bible / Uncategorized

Learning to Use the Bible Resources (including a new handout)

“I don’t know the Bible well enough” is he most common hesitation I hear when I invite adults to lead our faith formation classes. Many people are curious, yet not confident, about the Bible. Every Sunday I look forward to hearing people’s questions. Just this past week, one kindergartner asked, “Is it fiction or nonfiction?’ … Continue reading

Free All Ages Lenten Devotional – Psalms
Intergenerational activites / Lent / Uncategorized

Free All Ages Lenten Devotional – Psalms

  Download the 2017 Psalm a Day Devotional .pdf Last year, in an effort to encourage people of all ages to read one psalm a day during Lent, I  developed this devotional. This guide contains a brief introduction, readings for each day, and weekly questions for discussion. Appropriate versions of the psalms were needed to make … Continue reading

Syria: Learning and Prayer Stations
Intergenerational activites / Prayer / Youth Ministry

Syria: Learning and Prayer Stations

Given the tragic news stories of ongoing war and of 40,000 civilians who are trapped in Aleppo, I decided to re-share a prayer and learning activity I created for a multi-church youth event last February.  In this activity, each participant follows a path, learning about the crisis, viewing striking images, stopping to pray, and leaving the paper … Continue reading