Advent Arrives: You are Bearing Fruit


These images remind that you are bearing fruit for God; that God is bearing fruit through you; and that God has many blessings in store for you and yours.

Prayers and Table Graces for Thanksgiving

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            Thanksgiving Prayers from Building Faith Looking for Thanksgiving prayers to use yourself and share with families at church? Last year we published a post with 10 Thanksgiving prayers to use at church or home on Thanksgiving Day.┬áSome are traditional table graces, while others are contemporary prayers that offer thanks […]

Top Ten PG Movies for Church Groups


Need good movies for church? 10 PG movies to watch with younger youth groups. Includes descriptions of each movie and why it would make a good showing.

Host a St. Nicholas’ Day Celebration

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Learn how one church celebrates St. Nicholas’ Day with prayer and song, crafts and chocolates, for families and those in need.

Advent Wreath Prayers for the Home

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Many Christian households light Advent wreath candles in the home. Prayers at this time can deepen spirituality and bind the household together in new ways.

Advent in a Box

Advent in a Box

Faith building resources that put joyful Advent preparation into the hands of families, wherever they are.

SSJE Adventword: A Global Advent Calendar


The Brothers at SSJE have collected their prayers and meditations for Advent 2015. Use #adventword to pray with the world using social media.

Advent Discussion Wheels from Candle Press

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CandlePress offers four-week Advent prayer wheels for all ages, with discussion starters and ideas to carry scripture through the week.

Jesse Tree Advent Activity and Skit

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Jesse Tree readings and ornaments become the basis for Old Testament Sunday school and an Advent skit.

Christmas Pageant Planning: Articles, Tips, Scripts

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One-page collection of links to Building Faith’s Christmas Pageant articles and scripts.

Top Resources for Advent and Christmas (Forward Movement)

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Featuring books, devotionals, and other inspirational resources, Forward Movement has you covered for Advent and Christmas.

Top Resources for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany (Paraclete Press)

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2015 books and resources for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany for all ages, from Paraclete Press.

Top Resources for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany (Church Publishing, Inc)

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2015 books and resources for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany for all ages, from Church Publishing, Inc.

Building Faith Does All Saints Day: 7 Helpful Posts

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All Saints Day, November 1st is one of the most important Christian days of the year. Articles on history, reflection, ideas, books, and activities.

Building Faith Does Halloween: 10 Helpful Posts

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10 Halloween posts from Building Faith including prayers, ideas, and homilies.

Why Church Potlucks are Here to Stay

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Potluck church suppers are an opportunity for sharing more than food. Creating a culture of sharing what we bring to the table creates a closer community.

The Art of Leading Groups


Leading a group can feel intimidating. Planning, knowing your group, and sticking with main ideas will make you more comfortable as you lead.

Church Announcements: 7 Do’s and Dont’s

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A well-crafted and clearly stated announcement invites people into the work of God your congregation is engaged in.

Faith Words Matter: Helping Teens Articulate Faith

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Naming everyday situations with faith words helps teens articulate their walk with God. Leaders guide and model, helping youth see God at work around them and in them.

Angels and Saints: Children’s Books for All Saints’ Day

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3 books that portray angels and saints as protectors of and models for children, who are all part of a cohesive universe created by a God of love.