Tips for Starting Church Year Celebration
in the Home
Here are tested ways to begin family traditions
Do what feels right for your family
Make small changes
Keep it short
Use tangible aids—props
Have a copy of materials for each person!
Everyone should participate
Try to make it daily or on a regular schedule
Make it fun—real, joyous celebration!
ideas for all, regardless of size and form of household, from Building Faith, Virginia Theological Seminary
Praying before Meals at Home
"When we intentionally invite God into meal times, we remind children—and adults—how God is intimately involved in all our lives. Furthermore, we demonstrate how to connect with God regularly and sincerely."
Meal Prayers for All Occasions
by Evelyn Bence
Choosing a Children's Bible: 12 Recommendations from Building Faith
Creating a Prayer Space at Home from Building Faith
Lighthearted cartoon coloring pages for each week of the Gospel Lectionary readings
Year A Coloring Pages by Jan Sidebotham from Drawn to the Gospels - Year A
Year B Coloring Pages by Jan Sidebotham from Drawn to the Gospels - Year B
Year C Coloring Pages by Jay Sidebotham from Drawn to the Gospels - Year C
Faith at Home: Lectionary-based readings and reflections from Forward Movement and Forma offers, for one of the week's readings, a pattern of read, reflect, respond for intergenerational age groups (adult & small child; adult & elementary; adult & youth; adult & adults)
Holy Questions: Theological Conversations with Children from Building Faith
Church year clip art from Clip Art for Feasts and Seasons, Celebrations and Service, by Gertrud Mueller Nelson, Liturgical Press, 1996
Over 700 black-and-white images (tiff and EPS formats) for liturgical celebrations, school activities, and works of ministry.
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