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Intergenerational Impact

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By Amanda Hinthorn, Sun Prairie United Methodist Church, Sun Prairie, WI It has been a tradition in our LOGOS ministry at Sun Prairie UMC for several years to host Heart of the Church Night around Valentine's Day. We send invites to members of our congregation who fall into the demographic of age 55 and better. Our elementary students and table parents welcome these guests during our Family Time. We spend time the week before talking about what it means to have a guest at our table. Then we let the kids practice what they've learned. It is by far one...

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A World Filled with Thriving Christian Communities

Posted by Liz Perraud at

“We started LOGOS with a ‘soft launch’—only doing two of the elements (Family Time and Bible Study) until we have more buy-in. We have very few children in our small church, but we want to build relationships between the children and the adults.  We had 50 people come to the first night…seven of which were children. There was a child at each table with adults surrounding that child and sharing and caring for them. My congregation has never been so excited about an event!  I've been getting phone calls all day about how much the members enjoyed everything! It's a new...

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A Christmas Pageant for All Generations

Posted by Liz Perraud at

There is narration throughout so no lines to memorize. There is room for any number of sheep, shepherds, and angels with a purposeful invitation to people of all ages.

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LOGOS: Intergenerational connectedness

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October is Share Your Story Month at GenOn. Rev. Suzanne Stout of First Christian Church of Des Moines, Iowa shares... Last year a couple of our high school youth began volunteering in our elementary program of LOGOS and on our kitchen crew for the hour before the high school program begins each week. Our oldest volunteer is in his 90s, and comes faithfully each week. He attends our training sessions, and seeks to get to know the families and the children throughout the year. We re-aligned our kitchen jobs to better fit the stamina of our older members, and now have...

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Bible Study Curriculum for Children

Posted by Liz Perraud at

GenOn Ministries' revised K-4 Faith for Life Bible study courses are ready! This well-loved curriculum is engaging, faith-deepening and grows relationships!  Kindergarten Course: God Loves Me: Children explore the love and joy that God has for each of us.  Course (Grade) 1: Friends and Family in Faith: Children learn of making friends through seeing Jesus as a friend and exploring biblical teachings about friendship. Course (Grade) 2: Jesus and His Followers: Jesus is introduced as the embodiment of what God is like as children learn about Jesus' life and his teachings and what it means for how we are to live with one another today. ...

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