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Feasting Together during Lent

While traditional Lenten disciplines rarely include feasting and indulgence, this article encourages the whole congregation, young and old, to gather and feast on God’s Word together.

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Helping Disciples through Engage

This Eastertide, inspire a journey of prayer and faith-sharing with Engage, a new curriculum that makes sharing the good news of Jesus Christ easier.

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Commissioning of Church School Teachers and Leaders

Use this liturgy in Sunday morning worship to mark the beginning of the church school year. Plan the commissioning of church school teachers and leaders as a response to the Word proclaimed and before the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

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Sacred Space: An Experience of God

Imagine creating a sacred space in your church for all ages to pray, think, and experience God. Read how one church did just that, by engaging the minds, hearts, and senses of the people in the congregation through various activities.

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Presbyterians and Politics: Disturbers of Governments

With the upcoming presidential election in mind, this article examines how the Reformed tradition is linked to the role of government. Written by Gradye Parsons, stated clerk of the PC(USA).

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Gathered under a tent

This summer, think outside the church building and gather under a tent! This article offers a new way to engage your whole congregation for worship in an informal setting..

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The Passion of Christ on Easter Sunday

Incorporating the events of Holy Week — from Palm Sunday to Good Friday — this article offers an order for worship that reviews the stories of Easter for members and visitors.

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Lenten practices 101

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent and people in the pews may be asking questions. This basic guide to Lenten practices may be helpful in interpreting the traditions of this holy time.

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Midweek during Lent

The season of Lent is an important time in the congregation, and midweek activities, such as a meal with evening prayer or participating in a Lenten study, can encourage new members and seasoned believers to worship in new ways.

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For All the Saints

Near the end of Ordinary Time, there comes a remarkable day: All Saints’ Day. This article includes ideas for remembering those who have gone before us, as well as ways to praise God through singing.

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Eight Practices for Home and Family during Advent and Christmas

list of practices, such as decorating cookies and using an Advent calendar, that can become part of family life and assist in keeping the focus of the season on the birth of the holy baby.

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Epiphany Service of Lessons and Carols

While traditional Lenten disciplines rarely include feasting and indulgence, this article encourages the whole congregation, young and old, to gather and feast on God’s Word together.

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Accept the Challenge — The Year of the Bible

Challenge your congregation to read the whole Bible over the course of one year. That’s the premise for The Year of the Bible, a congregation-wide study, designed to help churches with their commitment to read the Bible in its entirety.

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What is Christian Education?

An article for Christian educators beginning conversations about their churches’ curriculum needs for fall. It offers suggestions for evaluating and choosing curriculum, as well as inviting teachers back for another church school year.

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Easter Is a Season

Easter isn’t over the week after Easter Sunday. In fact, Easter is a season that lasts 50 whole days — until Pentecost. In this article, you’ll learn ways for your congregation to continue the Easter celebration in worship and at home.

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Talking with children about Lent and Easter

This article provides ways to teach the children in your life to understand crucial events of our Christian faith.

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Take part in sacramental practices during the Lent/Easter cycle

This article offers an invitation for congregations to participate in five shared practices over the Lenten season.

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Find spiritual practices for Lent

This article describes ways to give special attention to the work of self-examination and repentance during the Lenten season.

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New Every Morning

Spring is often associated with new life — blossoming trees, blooming flowers, and sprouting gardens. This article takes a look at new ideas for seeing God’s work in nature and rejoicing in God’s love and mercy, which are new each day.

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