Equity during the Holidays

By Amber Lappin November 18, 2021

Upcoming holidays often spark big plans in children’s ministry. Of course, we want to make sure..

Making Wooden Nativity Scenes

By Ruth Sall November 16, 2021

Advent is right around the corner and it’s that time of year when children’s ministry folks go into..

Two Christmas Programs Available on Sparkhouse Digital

By Sparkhouse October 12, 2021

A long-standing tradition in many congregations, the annual Christmas program showcases the talents..

Using the Arts in Your Christmas Program

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner October 7, 2021

Have your Christmas programs become a predictable format of readings, dialogues, and songs? This..

Keeping Christmas Simple

By Tera Michelson August 31, 2021

Summer service is winding down, fall kick-off is around the corner, and—believe it or not—it is..

Preserving the Wonder of the Incarnation

By Jason Brian Santos December 22, 2020

Though I’m not a NASCAR fan, I love the movie Talladega Nights. More precisely, I love one scene..

Using Your Gifts at Christmas

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner December 15, 2020

One of the many things we ponder during the season of Christmas is relationships. We celebrate..

Toward a Less Materialistic Christmas

By Rebecca Ninke December 10, 2020

As I watch the delivery trucks roll up and down the street, though thankful that people are trying..

Caring for All Types of Families at Christmas

By Amber Lappin December 8, 2020

Many of us have phenomenal memories of celebrating Christmas at school, at church, and in our..

Balancing Traditions and Wonder while Glorifying God

By Jessica Davis December 3, 2020

"Truly he taught us to love one another.His law is love and his gospel is peace.Chains shall he..

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