Covid Keepers: Ideas to Continue in the Post-Pandemic Church

Covid Keepers: Ideas to Continue in the Post-Pandemic Church

       .   When considering how to engage families in the story of the resurrection this year, our team wanted to focus on a family activity that respected our current congregational safety guidelines. I happened to be on the launch team for ‘Twas the Morning of...
Breathe. Breathe.

Breathe. Breathe.

How far you’ve come.   Ashes to go. Foreheads or hands? Ash Wednesday in a bag. Wilderness sand and rocks on a tray. Buried Alleluias. Virtually. Lenten family practices. We could try coloring. One Great Hour or Sharing. Maybe? Holy Week planning. Palms. Parades....

How Do We Shout “Alleluia” in a Strange Land?

By Tori Smit Easter is coming and churches are beginning to wonder how they might celebrate the resurrection of Jesus in a meaningful and wonder-filled way when we can’t come together, in one place, and shout out ‘Alleluia’ at the top of our lungs. How do we celebrate...
Easter Greetings from the Advocate!

Easter Greetings from the Advocate!

By Ann Weems               I think on Easter morning we should throw confetti in church! No? What about a little fanfare? A deafening drum roll? A three-minute standing ovation? What?  Have we had the drums beaten out of us That we in the celebrative community can’t...