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Welcoming the stranger

EDITED: A few changes have been made to the documents, based on readers’ suggestions. Thank you so much – keep the great ideas coming!

Newcomers who aren’t familiar with what happens at church may be nervous and feel unsettled and conspicuous. 369 more words


Making It Through Sunday Service

We’re late.

We’re always late. No matter how well I think I’m doing on time, someone can’t find their shoes, or has to go potty, or just wants to throw a fit when it is time to leave the house for church. 793 more words


Book review: The Art of Curating Worship

Mark Pierson’s book is subtitled “reshaping the role of the worship leader.” Based on years of experience in ministry, including founding new churches and supporting artists, he proposes an approach to worship that is democratic, interactive, and based on the principle of “curation” – arranging items and experiences in a meaningful way, to create worship. 266 more words

Children In Church

Pray and Play

Another wonderful Pray and Play corner, from St. Andrew’s, Bedford. Here’s what Children and Young People’s Activities Coordinator Becky has to say about it:

“There are some of the Lent calendars and some other worksheets/colouring and plain paper for the children to let their imaginations flow. 297 more words


Let the children come to me.

When was the last time you went someplace that intimidated you?

Maybe it was a party where you didn’t know anyone except the host.

Maybe you were taking a toddler to a restaurant or a family wedding. 926 more words


Holy Week Ideas, Part III: Good Friday

Today, a few questions to guide your thinking:

Who are the children that we might see on Good Friday?

Are these children from the regular congregation, or visitors, or a mixture? 760 more words


The Embodiment of Worship

Among my earliest childhood memories is that of attending church with my family. It’s one of those remembrances which, besides bringing a smile to my lips, continues to have a profound impact. 705 more words