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Creating a Contagious Community

Four Intergenerational Resources for Advent

Introducing Annette Hinkle, Our New GenOn Ministries Board Member

One Great Idea: Camp Out LOGOS

Our First Day with Sunday LIFT

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Creating a Contagious Community

Posted by Liz Perraud at

“We long for intergenerational relationships,” Perraud said, noting that the earliest church attendees met in homes to pray, worship, break bread, learn and fellowship alongside believers of all ages.

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Four Intergenerational Resources for Advent

Posted by Suzie Lane at

GenOn Ministries wants to help your church use intergenerational ministry to anticipate the birth of Christ. Our downloadable resources can be used during Advent, for Christmas programs and celebrations, and for Epiphany. All resources are easy to lead and create fun and meaningful experiences for all ages. Sunday LIFT Year 1 Winter Advent and Sunday LIFT Year 2 Winter Here Comes Jesus! each include four sessions appropriate for Advent All God’s Children: The Church Family Gathers for Christmas includes six gatherings for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany Worship Arts Drama 1 includes a drama based on the Luke 2 story. Advent and...

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Introducing Annette Hinkle, Our New GenOn Ministries Board Member

Posted by Liz Perraud at

It is our honor to share that Annette Hinkle has accepted a call to serve on the GenOn Ministries Board of Directors.  Annette is a member of Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Maryland where she is the volunteer bookkeeper.  She grew up in rural Michigan and attended the local United Methodist Church there.  After moving to Maryland, Annette spent 10 years with Grant Thornton where she helped establish the non-profit industry specialty services for the firm.  She then spent 10 years with Hostelling International - USA and recently retired from The Foundation Fighting Blindness.  Annette serves on several local...

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One Great Idea: Camp Out LOGOS

Posted by Tracey Daniels at

Donelson Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee launched 26 years of LOGOS with a year-long theme of “Camp Out LOGOS, Getting S’more Jesus.” Their sign-up for children, youth, and parents was held after Sunday worship with lunch—grilled hot dogs, baked beans, chips, and s’mores, of course—served at tables decorated for the theme. Parents completed registration forms and signed the LOGOS covenant and photo release. Payments were made or scholarships were requested. (Church members provide scholarship money as their way to contribute to LOGOS if they are unable to help with staffing.)       LOGOS leaders dressed as camp counselors and...

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Our First Day with Sunday LIFT

Posted by Tracey Daniels at

Kim Looney Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Plymouth Congregational Church Syracuse, NY Editor’s note: Kim wrote about attending the Sunday LIFT workshop in our last newsletter. Read that article. My church had its first LIFT on Sunday, and it was fantastic (with around 60 participants)! It was pouring rain right about the time when everyone arrived for worship (fitting for the theme of the day). We had a baptism during worship, and after worship everyone was invited to our fellowship hall to explore the first Summer LIFT Water Story: A Big Boat. Each age group got a different colored...

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