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Two Questions: Kathy Wolf Reed

LIFT Engages All Ages at Trinity UCC

More Than Food

GenOn Elects New President and Vice President to Board

What Are Churches That Are Doing Sunday LIFT Saying About It?

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Two Questions: Kathy Wolf Reed

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Rev. Kathy Wolf Reed Co-Pastor, First Presbyterian ChurchAuburn, AL         In each edition of GenOn Connect, we will ask someone the same two questions about intergenerational ministry: “What keeps you up at night?” and “What gets you up in the morning?” What keeps you up at night? The diverse needs of an intergenerational congregation. In a church where many phases of life are represented, nurture (necessarily) takes different forms. In the nursery and pre-K rooms, we do our best to help our youngest members come to know church as a place where they are safe and treasured as...

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LIFT Engages All Ages at Trinity UCC

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Trinity United Church of Christ in Wooster, Ohio introduced Sunday LIFT (Living in Faith Together) to their congregation this spring, right after Easter. Church leaders hoped LIFT would help get more people involved outside of their worship services and usual Sunday school classes. And it did! Director of Christian Education and the Arts Suzanne Feltner shared, “Many said it was a wonderful time of fellowship and that the activities engaged people of all ages.” Suzanne also said that the curriculum was easy to follow and offered things some people would not normally do, like make a rain gauge, discuss scripture...

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More Than Food

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Liz  PerraudExecutive DirectorGenOn Ministries     The Swedish modern table in our dining room is old. Not antique old, but been-around-a-while old. My parents bought it for their first home in 1956, and they passed it on to my husband and me when we were married in 1983. It’s sturdy and practical and expands to seat many. My mother often tells the story of when I was two and ran smack into the table, resulting in whiplash. There are faint crayon scribbles on it from when my sons were young. Our granddaughter likes to play Hide-and-Go-Seek around it when she...

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GenOn Elects New President and Vice President to Board

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GenOn Ministries is pleased to announce the election of two new officers to our board of directors. Beth A. Thompson of Minneapolis, Minnesota has been elected president and Jim Ryan of Worcester, Massachusetts vice president. Beth shares, “As president, I’m humbled by the opportunity to help lead this wonderful organization into the future as our board works to make significant transitions in support of intergenerational ministry.”    Other officers serving are secretary Tara Dew of El Reno, Oklahoma and treasurer Tom Kanavy of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Also on our board are Rev. Dean Lindsey (State College, Pennsylvania), John Roberto (Cheshire, Connecticut), Rev....

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What Are Churches That Are Doing Sunday LIFT Saying About It?

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MORE ABOUT SUNDAY LIFT Download our free Sunday LIFT "Why & How"   Order Sunday LIFT    Sunday LIFT is GenOn's intergenerational community building resource for Sunday mornings and beyond! What are the churches that are doing Sunday LIFT saying about it? “LIFT has met a need for our congregation as we seek to grow and reach out. We have people coming that never came to traditional Sunday school and our teens have opted to stay in LIFT rather than go back to their traditional group.” “The scriptures chosen for the studies are familiar, yet the study often presented a new...

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