A Side Note – BuildingFaith

I wanted to share with you an article I wrote that was published on BuildingFaith.org, which can be found here:

10 Tips for Object Lessons that Actually Work!

BuildingFaith, if you haven’t heard about the site, is an awesome collection of people of faith coming together to help other people of faith. They describe their mission this way:

Building Faith is published by the Center for the Ministry at Virginia Theological Seminary. Our mission is to equip and inspire churches and individuals for the ministry of Christian education and faith formation.

We believe that Christian education means helping all ages – children, youth, and adults – grow in the knowledge and love of God. We also know that formation happens in many ways: worship, church school, faith at home, outreach, mission, camp, and more.

April 22nd, 2018 – 4th Sunday of Easter

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Sunday: 4th Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: All

Dollar Store Item: Something with a character on it, or popcorn, or something well known.

The Take Away: We show love by doing, and we show the world God’s love.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Acts 16:16-34

Dollar Store Item: Earthquake Noises or Play Handcuffs

The Take Away: Christ sets us free!

Videos:

April 15th, 2018 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

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Sunday: 3rd Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text:1 John 3:1-7 and Psalm 4

Dollar Store Item: Teething Ring, Detangler, Comfort Item

The Take Away: God reminds us that we belong to God, and we sigh with relief.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: Acts 9:1-19a

Dollar Store Item: Hair Detangler, Remote Control, Painters Tape
The Take Away: This Changes Everything!

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April 8th, 2018 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

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Sunday: 2nd Sunday of Easter

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: John 20:19-31

Dollar Store Item: None or Plastic Easter Egg

The Take Away: God is with us in high times and low times. Also, second option: We are still in Easter!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 20:19-31

Dollar Store Item: None or Plastic Easter Egg

The Take Away: God is with us in high times and low times. Also, second option: We are still in Easter!

Videos:

April 1st, 2018 – Easter Sunday

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Sunday: Easter Sunday

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 16:1-8 or John 20:1-18

Dollar Store Item: Item with a joke. A book / A practical joke

The Take Away: Easter is the ultimate joke on death!

Videos:

Here is the video using the pack of Gum mentioned above:


Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 20:1-18

Dollar Store Item: Item with a joke. A Joke Book / A practical joke

The Take Away: Easter is the ultimate joke on death!

Videos:

Here is the video using the pack of Gum mentioned above:

March 25th, 2018 – Palm/Passion Sunday

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Sunday: Fifth Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Mark 14:1-15:47, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11

Dollar Store Item: An activity for 2 or more

The Take Away: God takes part in our lives, because of Love and Grace!

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 12:12-27; 19:16b-22

Dollar Store Item: An activity for two or more

The Take Away: God takes part in our human story, because of Love and Grace.

Video:

March 18th, 2018 – 5th Sunday in Lent

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Sunday: Fifth Sunday in Lent

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Jeremiah 31:31-34

Dollar Store Item: String, To Do List, Reminder Alarm

The Take Away: God forgives and forgets.

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Narrative Lectionary

Text: John 19:1-16a

Dollar Store Item: Something that is strange, weird, or just down right ODD.

The Take Away: Even when we say ridiculous things, God still loves us!

Video: