Encouraging Kids to Try a New Summer Faith Experience

By Ruth Sall June 11, 2024

Summer days are in full swing. Vacation Bible school programs, worship and arts camps, outdoor..

Service-Oriented Vacation Bible School for Middle Schoolers

By Ruth Sall February 13, 2024

It is that time of year again: time to plan for vacation Bible school. I have been thinking this..

Expanding Children's Faith in the Summer Months

By Ruth Sall June 13, 2023

Summer faith experiences for children can be touchstones in their lives. The opportunity to go to..

Welcoming New Children and Families over the Summer

By Ruth Sall May 23, 2023

One of the challenges my congregation has faced in the past few years is providing a consistent..

Summer Sabbath for Children and Families

By Ruth Sall June 23, 2022

We made it through another strange and difficult school and church year of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Summer's Teachable Moments, Part Two

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner May 17, 2022

In the summer months, outdoor hands-on activities with teachable moments will engage and stir your..

Summer's Teachable Moments

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner April 28, 2022

There’s no better time than the summer months to explore teachable moments with hands-on activities..

Staying Connected to Faith in the Summer

By Jessica Davis April 26, 2022

Whenever I'm chatting with folks about summer plans, I notice the tone of their response varies..

Summer Service Projects with an Accompaniment Model

By Rev. Carla Wilson April 21, 2022

Spring has sprung, but youth leaders are likely already deep in summer planning. Summer vacation..

Trauma-Informed Summer Programming

By Rev. Carla Wilson July 6, 2021

A tale of two confirmation camps, both planned and executed with the best of intentions. One group..


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