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One Great Idea: Camp Out LOGOS

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One Great Idea: Camp Out LOGOS

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Donelson Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee launched 26 years of LOGOS with a year-long theme of “Camp Out LOGOS, Getting S’more Jesus.” Their sign-up for children, youth, and parents was held after Sunday worship with lunch—grilled hot dogs, baked beans, chips, and s’mores, of course—served at tables decorated for the theme. Parents completed registration forms and signed the LOGOS covenant and photo release. Payments were made or scholarships were requested. (Church members provide scholarship money as their way to contribute to LOGOS if they are unable to help with staffing.)       LOGOS leaders dressed as camp counselors and...

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Our First Day with Sunday LIFT

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Kim Looney Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Plymouth Congregational Church Syracuse, NY Editor’s note: Kim wrote about attending the Sunday LIFT workshop in our last newsletter. Read that article. My church had its first LIFT on Sunday, and it was fantastic (with around 60 participants)! It was pouring rain right about the time when everyone arrived for worship (fitting for the theme of the day). We had a baptism during worship, and after worship everyone was invited to our fellowship hall to explore the first Summer LIFT Water Story: A Big Boat. Each age group got a different colored...

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Bringing the Intergenerational Relationship Piece to Bible Lessons

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Marla Paulson Director of Youth and Family Ministry St. John’s Lutheran Church Bloomer, WI It’s that time of the year when I, as the Youth Director of a Lutheran congregation in Wisconsin, begin to make decisions concerning what curriculum will be used for the Sunday and Wednesday faith formation programs that are offered. I have been the Director of Youth and Family Ministry for 20 years. During the month of June, I take time to go through the evaluations that volunteers have given concerning lesson plans, how difficult or easy they were to use, etc. For several years I was...

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Worship. Repeatedly.

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Liz Perraud Executive Director GenOn Ministries     The church I attend is undergoing renovation and new construction. Among other inconveniences, we were out of the sanctuary for about a year. We worshiped in an elementary school cafeteria for the summer and then in our fellowship hall for the next school year.  The fellowship hall is much smaller than the sanctuary so many accommodations were made for special services like Christmas Eve and Easter—and for other uses of the room during the week (like LOGOS Family Time meals). It was a real pain (first world problems, I know) and we...

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We All Have a Job to Do

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Rev. Jennifer Newell A very wise woman once told me that I could discern God's call by paying attention to what got me excited. When my gifts and passion (enthusiasm, energy) for doing some particular job or addressing a particular type of problem dove-tails with the needs around me, that might just be a call from God. This means that you and I might be in the exact same situation, but feel very different calls. I might look at a Sunday School room full of kids and see a need for strong, age-appropriate opportunities to learn about God (my call); you might...

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