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One Great Idea: Drive-in Movie

The "Why" Rather Than the "How" of LOGOS

One Great Idea: Veterans Celebration

Cardboard Bricks, Little Sanctuaries, and All-Church Choirs

Creative and Fun Summer Sunday School Ideas

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One Great Idea: Drive-in Movie

Posted by Tracey Daniels at

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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The "Why" Rather Than the "How" of LOGOS

Posted by Tracey Daniels at

Last fall, we decided that God was calling us to start a children’s ministry at our church, Laramie First United Methodist Church (UMC).  The need for something to strengthen our youth’s connection with Christ, foster relationships between the congregation and youth, and instill a greater sense of purpose in our church led us to LOGOS.  A few of us had previous experience with LOGOS ministries and knew firsthand how transformational this would be for UMC. 

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One Great Idea: Veterans Celebration

Posted by Tracey Daniels at

We have invited veteran guests to join our LOGOS group at dinner for several years, on the Wednesday closest to November 11, and have enjoyed an overwhelming response to the event.  A few weeks before our Veteran's Celebration, we give the children an invitation to invite veterans from any branch of the military, active or retired.  We enjoy the responses to the invitation, and look forward to meeting their friends at dinner.

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Cardboard Bricks, Little Sanctuaries, and All-Church Choirs

Posted by Tracey Daniels at

A small, Methodist church where my grandmother was a member was my first Christian community experience, if you don’t count my other grandmother’s small, Episcopal church where I was christened. I have little to no memory of it, but I do have a picture of what I assume is my Sunday school class, with all the children sitting on cardboard bricks and being taught by a man with a buzz cut, circa 1965. I was about three or four years old, and my eyes are focused squarely on the teacher.

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Creative and Fun Summer Sunday School Ideas

Posted by Suzie Lane at

Yes, Lent is starting this week. That means it’s time to think about SUMMER, the perfect time to try new and fun ways to bring people together to grow in faith, like intergenerational faith formation.

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