Category Archives: Children’s Ministires

Talking with Children About Disasters and Tragedies

Many of us are still in a mournful/outraged/contemplative/prayerful mood after the shootings in Connecticut on Saturday.  That’s normal.  It’s how we react.   It’s also normal that the children in our lives are mournful/Outraged/contemplative/prayerful mood.  We will all continue to … Continue reading

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Transfiguration Thaumatrope

Our weekly Sunday School program at Our Saviour is based on the lectionary. Every so often I have trouble finding craft or activities for lessons that are not too complicated, not heavy on supplies and still help the kids to … Continue reading

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Word, Publisher, Websites, oh MY! Creating documents for your ministry.

I often joke about the many hats I wear as a youth worker.  These include teacher, mother, nurse, psychotherapist, musician, chef, fundraiser, and graphic designer.  Having no previous design experience I often feel out of ideas when trying to create … Continue reading

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Lead by a child….

We have these two kids at church.  Their parents have made it a priority for them to be here.  The kids have learned how to be in Sunday School each week, sit through worship when necessary and how to survive … Continue reading

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Change of Heart

Here’s an easy activity for kids. It can fit with this weekend’s Gospel (Matthew 22:34-46) or can easily slip into a variety of lessons. To prepare it, for each child you will need: white paper with a large heart printed … Continue reading

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Defining our Terms

Along the same lines as a recent post from Abby, I had two somewhat striking moments this past weekend. First, during our confirmation class I asked how many of them have heard the word theology. They hesitated until I said … Continue reading

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What is God’s Love Like?

Yesterday for our Sunday School Lesson, we focused in on the verse, Romans 8:38-39: 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height … Continue reading

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Room for Christ

Yesterday we were ready to start Sunday school and so I asked all the kids to make sure they had written their names on the activity sheet they had while everyone was arriving. As they started putting their sheets to … Continue reading

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Pentecost Craft

When I was in elementary school I remember having a really great art program. As someone who often plans/leads arts and crafts for kids, I often wonder how they were able to do such amazing things. The student’s ages and … Continue reading

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Rethinking Sunday School

I just received in my inbox the Synod’s E-Letter (Sign Up Here). Included is the most recent issue of “The Lutheran New Yorker” featuring an article about rethinking Sunday School. Click here to see the article. It shares how one … Continue reading

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