Summer (Maybe not an official season of the church but relevant nonetheless!)
SING! PLAY! SUMMER!
Look no further: your “summer soundtrack” is here!
This beautifully designed, twenty-page guide includes over 50 summertime activity ideas, all organized around six Butterflyfish songs (MP3s of the songs are included in the download!) that’ll put pep in your step and faith in your heart. Each song brings a biblical story or theological idea to life, making it a springboard for activities that individuals, congregations, families, and children of all ages can enjoy. What’s more, “Sing! Play! Summer!” includes the lyrics to all the songs and an editable page on which you can enter key events in your congregation's summer schedule.
God on the Go-From Pastor Julia Seymor and inspired by Take Out Church, she made "God on the Go" kits for the faithful Alaskan family with kids. The kits and all their contents fit into the 64 ounce Ziplock containers with the lid snapping snugly. This should keep things watertight and just-right-sized for throwing in a duffle bag, backpack or suitcase. Or pushing under the seat of the camper. Or having at the foot of a sleeping bag.
Faith Fix - For families or churches you can order a Faith Fix box and have intentional interactive faith activities and devotions at home. Created by an ELCA Children's minister, each box covers a variety of themes.
Storyboard by Heather Roth Johnson. "I am storyteller, public speaker, workshop leader, writer and in general just a creative soul. At her website you can find many creative ideas FOR ALL SEASONS.
Mother's Day Mileston Moment The Mother’s Day Milestone Moment is a wonderful and easy-to-use resource when family and friends gather together to celebrate the gift and blessing of mothers in our lives. It helps us to bring God into this special time when people gather together to honor and recognize their mothers and other women who served a maternal role in their lives. It includes a one page Discussion Guide with a time for highs and valley lows, caring conversation questions for discussion, a short scripture reading, and a closing prayer and blessing for mothers.
Father's Day Milestone Moment Father’s Day is held in the United States on the third Sunday in June of each year. This Milestone Moment provides an opportunity for family and friends to gather together to celebrate the gift and blessing of fathers in our lives. It includes a Four Key Faith Practices outline which encourages growing in our faith by recognizing the home and family gatherings as church, too. A simple five-step structure is also included to establish a solid base for faith formation and development.
Back to School Milestone - FREE from Milestone Ministry. Extended family and friends can support students this year with the Back to School Milestone Moment. This Moment provides desired outcomes, suggestions, and a discussion guide to use for both online and face to face conversations, prayer, and support for the beginning of a new school year.