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Activity for Lent: Lord’s Prayer Tracing Cross

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.

Building Faith Does Lent: 9 Helpful Posts

9 previous Lent posts for congregations and home full of reflection, liturgy, music, prayers and devotionals for the season.

Webinar: Planning for Lent

Your invited to this free webinar on planning for Lent. Big picture thinking and practical ideas with Matthew Kozlowski, Krista Lovell, and Sue Van Oss.

3 Picture Books to Honor MLK, Jr Day

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.

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 […]

Sharing Faith: Celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah

Celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah brings families together to share faith, tradition, food, and light. Links to recipes and books.

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.

Giving Thanks: A Family Craft

This Thanksgiving, take some time for an easy, intergenerational craft to recognize and record gratitude. This family craft can then adorn your table!

Building Faith Does Thanksgiving: 7 Helpful Posts

From at-home activities, to the history and meaning of Thanksgiving, you are sure to find something helpful: a round-up of Building Faith articles

Top 3 Smartphone Apps for Forming Faith

The Center for the Ministry of Teaching’s top picks for smartphone apps. Use your phone to read the Bible to daily devotional prayer to prayer-in-community.

Lectio Divina with Children

Lectio Divina is the ancient practice of praying with Scripture in four steps: reading, meditation, prayer, contemplation. Using a children’s Bible and modified questions, lectio can successfully help children listen to God speak through His Word.

Nourishing Stories: A Collaborative Art Project with Teens

Collaborative art projects fully engage teens. Experiential projects allow all styles of learners to shine, as different aspects require different skills.

Curriculum Review: Frolic (Ages 0-3)

Frolic fosters a loving environment in which children 0-3, their parents and caregivers, can learn about prayer, Scripture, God, and the world around them.

The Sacrament of Back to School

Each fall as children and teens go back to school, parents and teachers feel that sacred tug. Call it a moment of grace; call it a sacrament; delight in it.

Fruits in Due Season: Growing Faith in the Summer Months

Growing food from the earth is much like growing faith. The growing never really ends, and the fruits of the spirit appear.

Prayer Sticks: A Holy Home Activity

Making and using prayer sticks are a simple way to create an intentional and consistent prayer practice in your home.

The Congregation that Reads Together: A Book Basket Enhances Adult Ed.

With limited time and space for Sunday morning adult education, one congregation chooses a book to read as a community; conversation and community grow.

Meal Prayers for all Occasions

Many families say a prayer – grace – before a shared meal, usually dinner. What about the other times we nourish our bodies?

9 Ways for Churches to Stay Connected with Parishioners Over the Summer

Most churches see attendance decline in the summer, but here are ways to buck the trend, and build spiritual connection throughout the season.

Faith Formation after 70: Ministry with Older Adults

In many churches, older adults are a large constituency. Yet they are often under-served. How can churches meet their needs in ministry? Practical ideas.