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Admin Tip, Summer 2020

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

We have THREE administrator tips for you in this newsletter: easy tutorial access, CSV reports and a new way for your organization to pay. Did you know that you now have access to Safe Gatherings tutorials in your admin section? Just login and you will see a Tutorial link in the Links section. Click on the tutorial […]

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It Takes Two

Monday, July 27th, 2020

You know from your Safe Gatherings training that it is inappropriate to be alone with a child or youth other than your own when you are serving with your organization. This is for your protection as well as the young person. In addition, the two-deep leadership policy ensures that there are at least two adults […]

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What Would You Do?

Monday, July 27th, 2020

You attend a virtual youth group meeting on a Sunday morning as an adult leader. After the meeting, you get a text message from one of the youth to clarify something that the other leader had said to her when they were chatting online during the meeting. She does not mention any inappropriate behavior, but […]

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Great Ideas – Week 8

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

This week’s great idea will take you on a journey via model trains. But this is no ordinary exhibit. Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model railway, will leave you stunned at the details. You can even choose your own adventure at the end! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgw_z3Kz-Rs&feature=youtu.be

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Travel Time!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

While many people are reimagining their travel plans for the summer and staying home, it’s always fun to think about getting away for awhile. This week, we have a shareable word search for you that is all about travel! Pass it along to the children, youth and adults in your congregation!

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Time to Clean

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Cleanliness has never been more front of mind than it is today against the backdrop of COVID-19. This worldwide pandemic has moved cleanliness from a “normal” level of expectation to a potential matter of life and death. What does your congregation need to know about cleaning and disinfecting?This week’s timely topic that may be helpful […]

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Essential Conversations

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

The events of the past few weeks have brought issues of systemic racism, protesting and other topics into the forefront, and conversations are a good start. But how do you talk to kids about these tough topics in an honest and age-appropriate manner? Here are some resources for you to pass along to the parents […]

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Great Ideas: Week 7

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

This week’s great ideas are all about camping and nature. Bonus: You don’t even have to worry about mosquitoes biting you! This article is filled with some good ideas: “Camping at Home: 12 Fun Ideas for Camping in Your Backyard.” From the American Camp Association comes a green pledge to get you thinking about the […]

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Let’s Camp!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

It’s June, and the warm weather in many parts of the country is getting us in a camping mood. We’ve got a fun fill-in puzzle for you that’s all about camping. Pass along this shareable PDF to the children, youth and adults in your congregation!

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Diversity is Important

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Many churches are made up of a diverse fabric of people of all ages, interests, colors, and cultures. But how does that diversity translate to the group of people who make up the church workplace: the volunteers, staff, and clergy that help the church function on a daily basis? This week’s timely topic that may […]

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Happily Ever After

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

If you are looking for something to put a smile on your face, look no further than the Disney Parks YouTube channel. This family-friendly video channel has something for everyone! Learn to draw Mickey Mouse, reinvent the PB&J sandwich, take a virtual ride on a roller coaster, and settle in for the night with a […]

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Great Ideas: Week 6

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Each child has different learning needs, but those with special needs have additional challenges, especially during this time. Common Sense Media has put together a list of recommended special education applications and websites based on the recommendations of special educators. Share this list with anyone who might benefit from it. Young people are making a […]

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