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No one would have been surprised with a restless, noisy congregation as this was the end of a LOGOS evening. And it was a worship service with lots of readings and unfamiliar songs. But it wasn't restless or noisy.

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Hands

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My favorite hand of all though came from a 4 (and a half!) year old...

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Worship Arts: A Blessed Morning

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By Betsy Dishman, Director of Music and Children’s Ministry, Olivet Presbyterian Church It’s Sunday, and the children are singing in worship. The scouts have gone camping, an out-of-town wedding claimed two flower girls, a birthday party was happening, and a few families probably forgot. Every child did not sing on pitch, a couple of enthusiastic children joined in who don’t attend our mid-week ministry, and one child fell off the chancel step. It was a blessed morning! Blessing #1: A mom has been visiting with her girls, and her husband joined her on the pew for the first time. Blessing...

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A Christmas Pageant for All Generations

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Several years ago Carrie, a young mom and “child of our church” brought an idea to our pastor. She wanted to direct a traditional Christmas pageant with a bit of a twist—the cast would be intentionally intergenerational. Prior to coming to our church in middle school, she attended First Presbyterian Church of Cumberland, Maryland where her father was the pastor, now retired. She had great memories of participating in this pageant there and wanted the same for our church and her family. And so began a new every-two-years tradition at Christ Memorial Presbyterian! As the pageant opens, a young child...

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Sense of Belonging through Intergenerational Worship

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Blog post by Shirley Carlson, Board of Directors of GenOn Ministries Increasingly, churches are recognizing the benefit of including all ages in the ministries of their church, including worship. GenOn Ministries strongly encourages congregations to involve the generations together in ways that allow each generation to value and learn from each other. Intergenerational sharing has proven to be the most impactful way of stimulating faith development.  I once was a member of a large church where the youth and the children’s programs were segregated. Not surprisingly, the adults in worship, who did not have children or youth, never saw these...

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