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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

Posted by Liz Perraud at

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

Posted by Liz Perraud at

There is narration throughout so no lines to memorize. There is room for any number of sheep, shepherds, and angels with a purposeful invitation to people of all ages.

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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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Distracted by love...

Posted by Liz Perraud at

"When we move the children out of the sanctuary, it’s like worshipping blindfolded. It might be easier to concentrate, but it’s harder to be distracted by beauty, by joy, by wonder, by heart-wrenching sobs and by soul-tending love." A loud, resounding AMEN to Karen Ware Jackson's profound words! Read the entire article here which lifts up the importance of bringing together the generations for worship.  And read lots of other articles here about the benefit of multiple generations gathering throughout the life of the faith community. GenOn Ministries has devoted over 50 years to teaching and equipping churches to develop...

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