How might we engage the texts being used for Sunday worship in homes before or after they are preached? How might families have deep conversations and activities about these biblical passages with just the materials that they likely have around the house?
Pentecost is May 31st! It is the birthday of the church and it is a day of great celebration.
Creative Flame Kids has a wonderful idea, “Pentecost in a Parcel”.
You may want to rename this “Pentecost in a Box” or “Pentecost in a Bag”. Mina Munns, Priest in Charge and Pioneer Minister – Parish Churches of Cresswell and Lynemouth, Church of England is the author of this particular version of this idea.
Let’s seize upon social distancing to build a virtual bridge (via Zoom) between our children/families and church staff, along with congregants known to have a special skill or hobby, or just a love for children. Beyond your church resources, many curriculum partners now offer FREE online “pandemic” materials (see attached). The Zoom platform is user-friendly and we all know techie folks. Our work is to coordinate these virtual partners.
A Garden of Devotion, Conversation and Reflection for Lent and Easter: 2015
The special seasons of preparation for the church offer congregations the opportunity to support families in the developing and maintaining of good practices for faithful devotion as families at home. Parents are very clear that they believe that they ought to be the primary teachers of faith to their children, but often struggle with how they might do that. Parents want to share their faith with their children, but they often simply don’t know how to do it. Research also affirms that children learn faith best from their parents. So, the best thing that the church can do for our children is support and resource their parents in the ways and means of passing on their faith with those they love so much.
Here is one resource that congregations can give to families to help them do just that. Continue reading