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Regathering and Reconnecting Your Church Community

Time to Rekindle Relationships

Moving Intergenerational Ministry Outdoors

Look! I’m Doing a New Thing.

Keeping LOGOS Intergenerational Ministry Going in the Pandemic

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Regathering and Reconnecting Your Church Community

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  Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries     It’s the summer of 2021, and we’re gazing ahead to fall. How are you doing? Can we help? Recently, GenOn hosted an online Round Table to discuss Sunday morning intergenerational faith formation. We Zoomed and all shared ideas, benefits, and how to make potential hybrid settings work.  One participant observed that people have become comfortable worshipping from home (good!), Sunday mornings are more relaxed (awesome!), but that maybe people need motivation to return to in-person church community (aha!). A bit of inertia has settled in after more than a year of being home....

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Time to Rekindle Relationships

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Relationships and community require care and feeding. Congregations all over the world are facing this same challenge—of starting to gather again in person (or soon!). And we are out of practice. We’ve been Zooming, doing the masked-and-distanced thing, and lots of other creative solutions, but we must admit, it’s been a strange and awkward yearand it’s time to rekindle relationships.

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Moving Intergenerational Ministry Outdoors

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Church leaders are pondering a different kind of spring and summer in 2021. Restrictions, vaccine limitations (especially for younger people), and comfort levels are still impacting “ministry as usual” even as our lives seem to be emerging from COVID-19 and hope is springing forth. Holding intergenerational ministry outside allows for safe gatherings and more movement after a very long winter. But what? And how? We surveyed some church leaders we know about their plans and thoughts, and what they were still wondering about—particularly concerning the “norm” of Vacation Bible School. We received some great feedback. They shared a variety of...

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Look! I’m Doing a New Thing.

Posted by Liz Perraud at

Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries       Most days when I talk with my mom, she wraps up the call with, “Well, we’re coming along.” Even if she’s just shared something not-so-great about how she or my dad are feeling or how one is recovering from a fall, it’s still an encouraging tone and “we’re coming along” as she signs off. “Coming along” is an informal way of saying making progress and moving forward, which is exactly what she means. We’re doing better today than yesterday. Or better this afternoon than this morning. And the expectation is that tomorrow will...

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Keeping LOGOS Intergenerational Ministry Going in the Pandemic

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How is your church doing LOGOS or other intergenerational ministry in a pandemic? Here are brief descriptions from three churches, all illustrating how much the staff and volunteers love LOGOS and each other. State College Presbyterian Church State College, Pennsylvania Two Tuesdays a month, on an RSVP basis, dinners are available for curbside pick-up at the church and come with a packet of games, surprises, and conversation starters. These meals are then shared virtually with household groups to eat together, play games, discuss Bible stories, and connect with one another. The other two Tuesdays, there are Bible stories and worship...

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