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Parents' Corner: Fun for the Whole Family of God

Two Questions: Wendy Claire Barrie

When Intergenerational Community Takes Root and Grows

All Aboard for Transformation!

One Great Idea: Drive-in Movie

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Parents' Corner: Fun for the Whole Family of God

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Shirley CarlsonLa Crescenta Presbyterian Church     My husband and I are snowbirds to Southern California where our son’s family with two of our grandchildren live. (We choose to get out of the brutal winters of the Mid-west.) Recently my granddaughter interviewed me for one of those grandmother’s story books. It has been a fun experience recalling and sharing with her some of my history. In an ideal world, grandparents would have easy access to their grandchildren, but in today’s mobile society, families are often separated by hundreds of miles. Fortunately, we can connect with FaceTime on our cell phones,...

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Two Questions: Wendy Claire Barrie

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Wendy Claire BarrieFamily FormationTrinity Church Wall StreetNew York, NY   In each edition of GenOn Connect, we will ask someone the same two questions about intergenerational ministry: “What keeps you up at night?” and “What gets you up in the morning?” What keeps you up at night? Having worked with kids my entire professional life, I am utterly convinced that adults benefit as much or more from being in relationship with kids as kids benefit from relationships with significant adults. What keeps me awake at night is how to convince other adults that this is so: that their own faith will...

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When Intergenerational Community Takes Root and Grows

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Liz  PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries     In “A Vision of an Intergenerational Church” chapter from Generations Together, John Roberto writes about 14 benefits and blessings for living as an intentional intergenerational community. I can say that I have experienced all of them in my own church, and I’m sure many of you would say the same thing. Here are some snapshots from Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Maryland: Intergenerational experiences affirm each person’s value in the total community (regardless of age), teaching younger generations to value the older generations and the older the younger generations: The best high school...

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All Aboard for Transformation!

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Liz  PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries     A caterpillar changing into a beautiful butterfly is an oft-used image for transformation. From crawling to flying. From plain to beautiful. From unnoticed to wow! And though it’s a powerful illustration, perhaps we need something else to describe a congregation transitioning from multigenerational to intergenerational. That systemic change from multiple generations in the same building to those generations in relationship, is much less of an overnight “eureka”! Could a moving train describe a church traveling from “here” to a planned and purposeful “there”— transforming to a new way of being the church, growing disciples,...

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One Great Idea: Drive-in Movie

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A new theme we tried last year that was a big hit was "Drive-in Movie." Our overall theme for the year was focusing on "Only One You" in which we talked about how special and unique God created each one of us, and together we can do great things with God. In preparation for our Drive-In, staff and families found boxes large enough for all the children and youth to sit comfortably in. During Recreation, all sorts of crafting supplies were brought out, and the kids were able to decorate their "car" however they wanted!

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