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Church Idea: Social Media Prayer of the Week

Social media prayer are simple enough to do daily, with the goal to encourage individuals and families to pray; and to equip them with practical knowledge.

Intergenerational Program: The Velveteen Rabbit

  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 […]

Reverse Advent: A Spiritual Discipline of Reaching Out

A Reverse Advent Calendar encourages households to think about others’ needs during the season of giving. One congregation comes together to reach out to their community.

Showing Movies at Church: Do I Need a License?

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.

17 Christmas Pageant Survival Tips

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!

#AdventWord: Daily Inspiration for Advent

Adventword is a global, visual daily prayer that everyone can participate in. Daily emails include a new adventword and a short devotional. Respond with your own image on social media.

All Saints’ Day Ideas and Resources

Our collection of posts for All Saints’ Day includes links for activities, lessons, ideas, books, or the history/meaning behind the saints.

500 Years Later: Yes, the Reformation Still Matters

Reacquaint yourself with the Reformation so that you might point out and name some things for your congregation along the way. Resources for the 500th Anniversary.

Christmas Pageants: The Joy of Children Immersed in Scripture

Scripture-based Christmas pageants allow children to embody the nativity story, assimilating and owning Scripture in ever deepening ways.

Mix it Up at Lunch Day

The premise of Mix It Up at Lunch Day is simple: take a different seat for lunch. By doing so, students experience an inclusive and welcoming community and schools can start to work towards building that community.

Freshly Brewed: 5 New Ideas for Coffee Hour

With careful planning, coffee hour can be where congregants spiritually nourish one another, newcomers feel welcomed, and oldtimers enjoy fellowship.

Electronic Giving: It’s a Hospitality Issue

Charitable giving in the U.S. continues to grow, and e-Giving is by far the preferred method. How can churches make e-giving an option for parishioners of all ages?

Build a Back to School Prayer Station

Invite community members to pray for students and teachers with a prayer station in front of your church. We used a chalkboard, with inspiring results.

How to Write a Condolence Note

Why write a condolence note? A condolence note is a tangible sign of remembrance. It can be read in private or be shared, put aside or reread many times. Included are suggestions of what to write.

Could Your Church Geocache? (And what is that?)

  “Gracious God, Bless the visitors that come to find our cache. We pray that all who find it know your presence in our church, our community and our world.”       What is Geocaching? Geocaching is an outdoor game where players hunt for containers of all sizes using clues and coordinates found online. […]

Painting the Psalms: A Church Explores Spirituality of Art

Through painting the psalms, an unused room becomes a space for Sacred Art, to explore creativity and spirituality for a whole community.