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Look! I’m Doing a New Thing.

Keeping LOGOS Intergenerational Ministry Going in the Pandemic

A "LIFT" During the Pandemic: Ministry with Youth

What Do You Think?

Guests at Our Tables: Celebrating Advent During a Pandemic

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Look! I’m Doing a New Thing.

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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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A "LIFT" During the Pandemic: Ministry with Youth

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Rev. Shanna KronkAssociate Pastor First United Methodist Church Burkburnett, TX We had our first LIFT meeting with youth (distanced and masked), and it was a HUGE hit! We met from 4:30pm-6:00pm, which was perfect. I started with snacks and a game (Pictionary related to the parable of the sower), then we had opening prayer and the scripture with a little time of “wonder questions.” I printed the discussion questions (modified a little for an older group and added a few others) and printed them out, one per table. Each table chose a scribe to record the group’s thoughts and inspirations....

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What Do You Think?

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Liz PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries Our granddaughter is nearly four and asks “why?” a lot. We take walks on the path through the woods near our home which is often when the questions arise. “Why is this called ‘the woods’ and not ‘a forest’?” “Why aren’t there wolves here?” “Why are mushrooms growing at the playground?” “Why is your kitty in heaven?” I usually respond in one of three ways. “Because…” (when I’m fairly certain of the answer)“I think…” (when I can make a good guess)“I don’t know…” (when I haven’t a clue) When I’m really on the ball, though, I...

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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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