Every year Christians celebrate the Feast of the Presentation, also called Candlemas. This day honors Mary and Joseph presenting the Christ child at the Temple, 40 days after his birth. To learn more about Candlemas, check out these two Building Faith articles.
Building Faith Does Holy Week: 15 Helpful Posts
Our best Holy Week posts for creating meaningful liturgies at church and at home, with practices for youth groups, children’s church, and the home.
Holy Week Through the Eyes of Youth
Holy Week is a time to invite, to encourage, and to propose. Consider with the ways in which twenty-first century discipleship calls us to the cross.
Palms, Supper, Tomb: A Children’s Service for Holy Week
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.
St. Patrick’s Prayer for the Faithful
“May the hand of God protect us. May the way of God direct us. May the shield of God defend us.”
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!
Taking a break for a quick game or activity can improve focus, the key is being prepared with fun, structured, movement-filled games.
If we are ‘marked as Christ’s own,’ what are the ‘marks of love’ that characterize the Divine Life abiding and at work within us? The Brothers of SSJE’s Lenten workbook for 2017.
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.
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 […]
Eliot’s poem of the Magi helps us to remember that Jesus’ story continues in each of us, as we travel to see the Christ child and back into our own lives.
Ministry leaders have an opportunity to take what the common tools of technology in our culture to be a reminder of Christ’s presence with us.
All of this helps us see Baptism as an important beginning, both for Jesus, and for us.
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.
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.
Christmas is coming, and that means special church services. Which also means lots of visitors and guests. Tips for welcoming.
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.