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.
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.
At St. Stephens and St. Agnes School, a chapel program on hunger inspired a young student to start his own food drive. With a chaplain's impact and support.
A youth events invites participants to experience hunger by fasting in a 30 hour famine. One church is on its 17th year of this powerful event.
2016 is a Year of Mercy: put faith into action in order to deepen our relationship with God through our relationships with our brothers and sisters.
Incarcerated parents and their children receive the joy of giving and receiving gifts through this Diocese of New Hampshire program.
Five ways your family can use your nativity creche to incorporate a deeper understanding of the Christmas season.
Learn how one church celebrates St. Nicholas' Day with prayer and song, crafts and chocolates, for families and those in need. Liturgy included.
hurches have always raised money for projects, building relationships in mission. Online platforms for crowdfunding make this process easy and exciting.
Senior Airman Zac provides comfort and pastoral care to soldiers in the field. He is also a Labrador retriever. Chaplain Andrea Baker tells the story.
Debbie Levy's picture book, We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song, traces this song of faith in God's justice from the 1800s to the current day. Using the well known lyrics, Levy shows how the words of this spiritual have served as a beacon of hope to people around the world who are suffering from oppression and intolerance.
My favorite youth program design of all time comes from First Presbyterian Church in Kilgore, Texas. It pairs middle school youth with adults; and together they make monthly visits to various senior adults in the church.
One of the many blessings of ministry at St. Peter's, Kasson, MN has been the opportunity to serve with folks who are struggling with, and recovering from, addictions to drugs and…
As Central American children stream across the US border in unprecedented numbers, congregations across the country are moving from adding a line in the Prayers of the People towards meaningful engagement,…
Like many churches, we have a tradition of an Easter egg hunt for children. It's one of those things that we just always do, though no one knows when it started. Also like most churches, our attendance doubles on Easter morning, and we have many folks joining us for the first time, but for some reason we cancel Sunday School, and all we show visitors about our church is an egg hunt, which does nothing to tell the Christian story. So last year some of us started wondering aloud about how to send a better message on Easter.
September 15th marks the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The explosion at the African-American church, which killed four girls, marked a turning point in the U.S. 1960s Civil Rights Movement and contributed to support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
For the past two years it has been great fun for the youth from the synagogue down the street to gather with the youth of our church for what has become our annual Cookie Bake. This weekend we just finished rolling out dozens of cookies, cut into various shapes and baked for the cocoa and cookie treat that will be offered next week.
Though many groups sponsor one-time work camps, these isolated projects are not as effective for young people to learn about society as are on-going projects where lasting change - for all involved - is possible.
"Conscious Collecting" as a way to describe our intention when we introduce an outreach ministry and collect a special offering toward that chosen ministry. We look for resources that will teach our children and youth the importance of giving from our abundance to people living in scarcity.
All year long, around four thousand knitters across twelve time zones have been hard at work creating beautiful hats and scarves to present to mariners working at Christmas.