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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day: It’s All About Love

BY CONNIE CLARK  Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day are on the same day this year, and you can blame the moon for that. But we’re...

Scrapbooking through Lent

If you are willing to use a creative and entertaining teaching tool to present a serious and sacred season, then you are invited to try scrapbooking through Lent.

A Family Together: Three Lenten Practices

Wednesday, February 18, is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. During Lent we make extra efforts to follow Jesus as we remember the days leading up to his crucifixion and death. There are many ways to do this, but there are three special ways we do this. Begin with the first letter, indicated by the arrow, and write that letter and every other letter on the lines given as you go around the circle. Keep going until you’ve run out of letters. You will discover these three special ways you can celebrate Lent.

Advent #ShareJesus: Be Watchful! Be Alert! (3 min. video)

The #ShareJesus series hosts a variety of speakers with credible messages that are easy to share in social media, or with students and other groups....

Celebrate Your Family on All Saints Day! (A free download!)

CONNIE CLARK  Have you ever been to a family reunion? You might play games, eat delicious food, and meet relatives you’ve only seen in pictures....

Celebrating Saint Paul of the Cross—October 20

Preached the Good News Feast Day: October 20

Fasting and Feasting – a prayer service for Lent

Marc Cardaronella Lent is a time of fasting. But it can also be more: Lent can be a time of feasting — on positive spiritual...

A Family Together: Christmas Presence

The word Christmas often brings to mind the word presents. Of course, Christmas IS a time when we give and receive presents. Christmas presents are one of the symbols of the season, which celebrates a very special presence—Jesus in our midst! Here are some other words we associate with the Advent and Christmas Seasons. Using a green highlighter or crayon, mark each word or words in this grid. When you finish, you will have created a familiar symbol of Christmas. Then add final touches to the symbol, especially one at the top!

Double-Espresso Disciples of a Decaf God

Generally, I am a very patient person. Or at least so I thought. I felt I was ready for all that life brings in a big city—until I moved to D.C.

Faith in Facts for Young Learners — Advent and Christmas

Do you know these facts about Advent and Christmas? Read each statement and circle the letter next to the word or phrase that makes the statement a fact. Before you begin, fold the bottom of the page up to the dotted line. That way, you cannot see the Answers until you’re ready to check your facts. Have fun and learn!