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Guests at Our Tables: Celebrating Advent During a Pandemic

Maintaining Relationships in Times of Social Distancing

Two Questions: Dora Sawh

A Simpler VBS During COVID Season

One Great Idea: Camp Out LOGOS

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Guests at Our Tables: Celebrating Advent During a Pandemic

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With minor adaptations, the celebrations work well for households to do at home—either gathering their own supplies or having a church leader create pick-up kits for them.

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Maintaining Relationships in Times of Social Distancing

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Resources for ministry with children and youth that support relationships should top everyone’s list.

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Two Questions: Dora Sawh

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Dora SawhFirst Presbyterian ChurchJamaica Queens, NY       What keeps me up at night? As coordinator of Kid’s Church, I’ve been there long enough to be teaching second generation families.  I have watched our children grow up, go to college and settle elsewhere. Very few return to church.   What can the church do for the next generation? Why do our kids not return? Where do they go?  How will the church be able to thrive if all our young people disappear? We looked at what was important to this generation, and their sense of community is strong and deep...

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A Simpler VBS During COVID Season

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Betsy Dishman serves her local church as Director of Children and Family Ministries in Harrisonburg, VA in addition to serving as GenOn’s Training Coordinator. Here’s how her church is navigating this summer to offer a simpler Vacation Bible School during the COVID-19 season. How has the coronavirus affected your church’s plans for VBS this summer? In the past, VBS has been a growing ministry for us with more than 50 percent participation from outside our church, which involved more than 100 children and 50+ youth and adult leaders. We recently decided to shelve our large publishing house curriculum that we...

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One Great Idea: Camp Out LOGOS

Posted by Tracey Daniels at

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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