How to Honor Juneteenth if You're Not Black

By Jessica Davis June 14, 2022

As a D/E/I educator, I get contacted by many primarily or all-white churches, more each year,..

Embodying Our Faith during the Great Three Days

By Rev. Carla Wilson March 15, 2022

Tell me. Show me. Let me try. That progression is a time- and experience-tested arc of learning..

Take Easter Beyond the Bunny: Holy Week Programming for Youth

By Tera Michelson March 10, 2022

We are knee deep in Lent now, but Easter is coming! Our traditional Easter breakfast has been..

Involving Kids in Holy Week

By Ruth Sall March 8, 2022

I love teaching children about the early church and how every week was an Easter celebration in the..

Remember to Celebrate Epiphany

By Jessica Davis January 6, 2022

“The magic of the street is the mingling of the errand and the epiphany.”

― Rebecca Solnit, ..

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..

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..

Helping Children Remember Loved Ones on All Saints Day

By Ruth Sall October 6, 2021

On All Saints Sunday we remember and pray for all members of the church who have died. The church..

Celebrating National Coming Out Day and Trans Day of Remembrance

By Rev. Carla Wilson October 5, 2021

Fall is a busy season of celebrations that we might not buy gifts for the way we do with "big..

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