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One Great Idea: Cookie Night

All Aboard for Transformation!

More Advent Ideas for Your Church!

One Great Idea: Drive-in Movie

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

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One Great Idea: Cookie Night

Posted by Tracey Daniels at

Christina LandenbergerDirector of Faith Formation & Youth MinistryFirst Presbyterian Church of Grand Island, Nebraska The Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity holds an annual fundraiser, the Christmas Cookie Walk, the first week of December. Donated cookies are sold by the pound to raise funds for the organization, which has built 96 homes in our community. This year they had more than 14,000 cookies and sold out in less than two hours! On the Wednesday before the Cookie Walk, church members and LOGOS families are asked to bring homemade sugar cookies ready for decorating. Our LOGOS Recreation and Worship Arts times...

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All Aboard for Transformation!

Posted by Liz Perraud at

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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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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