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One Great Idea: Drive-in Movie

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One Great Idea: Lego Night

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More Advent Ideas for Your Church!

Posted by Suzie Lane at

Sunday LIFT Advent Imagine an intergenerational gathering during Advent where all ages enjoy fellowship, fun, Bible study and prayer. Our Sunday LIFT Advent includes 4 sessions. Do one or do them all. LIFT (Living In Faith Together) for Advent has 4 detailed lesson plans, is easy to lead, and is a creative and inspirational way to wait for the birth of Christ. What does Rev. Ivy Beckwith say about Sunday LIFT? "Sunday LIFT is a flexible resource that can be used every week, once a month, or at other times in the church year. The format includes time for the...

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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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How Can GenOn Help You in 2019?

Posted by Tracey Daniels at

GenOn Encounters benefit -- or help you start -- your LOGOS program!
GenOn workshops help the whole church on issues such as calling volunteers, equipping leaders, discipline, mission, relationships, achieving excellence, and more!
And now is the time to get a great deal on training!

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One Great Idea: Lego Night

Posted by Tracey Daniels at

Deb Marshall
Children’s Education Director, The United Church, Canandaigua, New York
A GenOn Partner Church

One theme that the kids in our LOGOS program ask for again and again is Lego Night. On our Lego Night, during recreation time, we set up different stations. At one station, the kids make a Lego bridge over a large gap. The challenge is to make the bridge strong enough that it will hold at least one plastic jar of peanut butter. The goal is to make the bridge strong enough to hold the most jars.

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