When to teach Easter is a fundamental question for churches who see high attendance numbers on Easter Sunday but do not offer formational time on the Feast Day.
A family-friendly service walks participants through Jesus’ last days from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday with stories, songs and lots of movement. Older children take on roles that help us imagine ourselves in the scene.
Making pretzels provides a welcome activity during Lent, while teaching about prayer, fasting, scripture and baking! Easy recipe included.
An activity for all ages, the Lords Prayer Tracing Cross is visual and tactile way to deepen prayer experience. Try it this Lent at church or home.
9 previous Lent posts for congregations and home full of reflection, liturgy, music, prayers and devotionals for the season.
As the calendar draws near to Lent, many churches and individuals are looking for books and resources for the journey. Paraclete Press has new offerings for Lent, as well as trusted favorites. From books to CDs… children to adults… there is something for everyone.
Forma 2017 was a huge success with professional educators, formation and worship leaders and researchers celebrating together in worship and workshop time.
Traditionally used in early-childhood classrooms, a parachute can introduce movement and visual appeal when learning Bible stories. 8 Bible stories and their parachute movements are included.
From balloons to jelly beans, these games by Jolene Roehlkepartain will add a spark to your group, and actually help kids focus!
Books old and new help us remember and honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, a great preacher and speaker, on MLK, Jr Day.
Magic happens when a story draws adult and child into a world of make-believe. Reading together is a precious gift of time that feeds the soul and nurtures the heart. Each year the season of Advent reminds us that God’s love became incarnate in a stable in Bethlehem. This year, St Cuthbert’s offered an intergenerational […]
What does Christmas Eve look like in the home? Simple rituals like creche blessings, songs, and Bible stories draw our attention to Christ’s birth.
Celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah brings families together to share faith, tradition, food, and light. Links to recipes and books.
In Epiphany, we come to see who Jesus is, where he is to be found, and where we begin to understand what he is about. Ideas to help you plan and celebrate.
So you want to show movies at church, but what about copyright? You DO need permission or a license. What you need to know, and sources to get a license.
A Christmas pageant survival checklist ensures the simplest of children’s pageants run more smoothly. A gift during this hectic, if joyful, time of year!
This Thanksgiving, take some time for an easy, intergenerational craft to recognize and record gratitude. This family craft can then adorn your table!
A collection of Building Faith’s Advent posts, including activities for the congregation, the classroom, and the home, from wreaths to calendars to prayers. Advent is a season of preparation and anticipation, these posts aim to help.
With a handful of items, you or our church can make a small Advent wreath, perfect for a bedside table or desk. Truly an object of devotion for the season.