Category Archives: Children’s Ministires

What Have You Learned?

I always love working with kids. I was reminded of this on Sunday. There is something about their way of digesting information; how they ask questions adults don’t think of or how they hold on to information. So as we … Continue reading

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40

I can’t remember anymore how I came across this video, but I really love it. Quite simply, it is a video with 40 drawings of Jesus in the Wilderness: Last year I used it for the first youth meeting in … Continue reading

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Frogs Without Legs Can’t Hear – the role of HOME in Faith Formation

FrogsWithoutLegs-022711 What are the assumptions we make about how faith formation takes place? Why is “what we always did” not working? “Frogs Without Legs” explores these questions and looks at the importance of Home in a young person’s faith development. … Continue reading

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Cookie Prayers

I did this with our group at Christmas time, but this could be a really fun and easy to prepare activity anytime — especially this week if you decide to talk about Shrove Tuesday traditions. This is adapted from an … Continue reading

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Come Sunday

Come Sunday is a lovely children’s book that I found through Children’s Literature a couple of months ago. My only dilemma in using the book for our normal Sunday School time was that the Baptist Church depicted in the story … Continue reading

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A simple thing

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Our Advent theme or focus this year was “Light shines in the darkness.”  Each week during Advent, we replaced the word light with the Advent word of the week (love, hope, joy, peace) had a Bible scripture to go with … Continue reading

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Christmas Pageant Helps

This past weekend was our annual Children’s Christmas Worship and Pageant (You can see some of the pictures over at Our Saviour’s Web Site). This is my third year in charge of this and while some aspects of it have … Continue reading

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Carrying the Cross

Earlier in the year I was with some of our new acolytes. They had come out on a Saturday morning to be trained to help lead worship. They were going in pairs to light the altar candles for the first … Continue reading

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Recycled Crayons

When I started at Our Saviour, I inherited many things: years of Vacation Bible School books and curriculum, a large stash of Channing Bete Religious booklets, and a basket of old broken crayons. Not wanting to waste things, I held … Continue reading

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Children’s Literature Resources

I recently stumbled across a blog by Union Presbyterian Seminary on Children’s Literature. The blog helps to provide a long list of books that can be used in Children’s Ministries (and beyond — Ever think to read a book to … Continue reading

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