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Epiphany and the Baptism of our Lord

All of this helps us see Baptism as an important beginning, both for Jesus, and for us.

5 Household Rituals for Christmas Eve

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.

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.

Building Faith Does Epiphany: 7 Helpful Posts

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.

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.

Tips for Welcoming Visitors at Christmas Services

Christmas is coming, and that means special church services. Which also means lots of visitors and guests. Tips for welcoming.

Books on Death and Grief

A variety of books on death and grief for all audiences from children and teens to adults, for those helping others cope with grief and for those grieving themselves.

Curriculum Review: Pilgrim

Pilgrim is a two-track small group curriculum that builds a strong foundation for followers of Jesus, whether they are beginning their journey or want to travel further.

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.

A Gift to Yourself: Make an Advent Playlist

Create an Advent playlist of the hopeful, expectant music of the season. Collaborate on the list, listen while you prepare for the season, or belt out favorites in the car on your way back to church!

Teaching Advent, with Hymns!

Advent hymns teach the season’s lessons of expectation and preparation with tunes that stick and lyrics that connect our lives to Scriptural themes.

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.

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!

Where to Buy Christian Christmas Cards

We wanted to share with you a 2014 Building Faith article by Matthew Kozlowski. The topic is online sources for Christmas cards, especially cards with a religious/Christian message.

Webinar Video: Claiming Epiphany

A free webinar from the Center for the Ministry of Teaching. Claiming Epiphany: Theology, Practice, and Good Ideas.

Special Announcement: Building Faith Webinar

Announcing a new webinar series from the CMT and Building Faith. “Wisdom From the Field” will bring you advice and topical discussion. Join us Wednesday.

Building Faith Does Advent: 9 Helpful Posts

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.

The 99¢ Advent Wreath

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.

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