Author Archive: Christine Hides

Notes for Summer

Click here to download the 2018 Summer Faith Formation Calendar   Faith Formation – Where the Spirit leads!  On May 20th we celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost with balloons, stories and interactive activities. It was a faith-filled morning! This past month, the Children’s and Youth Leadership teams have been identifying the […]

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Celebration of Story!

This past Sunday we celebrated the end of a school year full of Godly Play stories with the “Liturgical Synthesis” story. That’s a boring name for a story of circles within circles that connect us all through time, space, and worship. This story begins with the big circle of the church year calendar. Inside of […]

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Paying Attention

“How can we celebrate Easter when the eggs are put away?” asked a disbelieving child on Sunday when we moved the arrow on the church calendar to the fourth of seven Sundays of Easter. I admit, in that moment doubt about the importance of teaching the church calendar crept in. Does the way the church […]

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Making Meaning: The Lord’s Prayer

On Sunday, we began a study of the Lord’s prayer with the 3-5th and 6-7th grades. This week’s 5 minute faith activity includes a collection of activities to help people of all ages learn and understand the Lord’s Prayer. Read: The Lord’s Prayer is found in the Gospels of Matthew (6:9-13) and Luke (11:2-4). Discuss: […]

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So??? Eastertide Week 1

Christ is Risen! Yesterday we celebrated Easter Sunday with flowers, music, egg hunts and the Good News of the empty tomb. Today it is back to school, work, and “normal.” But does it have to be? The church calendar dedicates seven Sundays to Easter – which always surprises children. This week, you are invited to […]

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Beyond Guilt

Not a week goes by that I don’t see one of the mommy blogger memes in my Facebook feed, urging me to cherish these moments. I appreciate reminders to be aware and attentive, but many of them also come with a hefty side dose of GUILT. Yesterday I told the children that Lent can be a […]

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