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Learning About Child Neglect

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Calls to abuse hotlines all around the country have lessened over the past couple of months, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. Many children are at home with those who abuse or neglect them instead of going to their weekly activities. This means that mandated reporters such as teachers, childcare workers and church volunteers […]

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Use Your Hands

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Back in the old days, many goods like butter and bread were made, not bought at a store. It’s important to pass along the skills of the past, and with modern technology (like video), it’s even easier. Why not teach a young person a new skill when they are looking for something to do? It’s […]

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Great Ideas: Part 4

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

We always like to share great ideas, and this time sure has brought the creativity out! A couple of weeks ago, Rev. Scott Miller of Wilmington United Methodist and Pastor Julie Rudd of the Wilmington Friends House, a Quaker community, brought their choirs together to create a social distance ensemble in the hopes of bringing […]

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Activities for the Older Crowd

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

The elderly and those with compromised immunity are who we are thinking about right now. Not only are they more vulnerable to the coronavirus, but also many are in isolation away from their family and friends. Just as it’s important to keep young people busy, it’s even more essential to keep the elderly engaged and […]

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Stressed Out?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

For many, this time of social distancing has been a way to connect with immediate family and experience some positive changes. Others are out of work or struggling financially, and many aren’t seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Whatever your personal situation, COVID-19 has brought a certain amount of stress to nearly […]

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Learning at Home

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Want to know who invented emojis? Want to be a meteorologist for a day? We’ve got a fun learning resource (good for all ages) for you to share with your family or the families you serve at your church or organization. Scholastic Learn at Home provides day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing. […]

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More Great Ideas

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Here’s a great idea we heard about! The United Methodist Camp Retreat Ministries has created a Virtual Camp Program. Each day, campers can log in and follow a day camp session exploring topics such as spiritual development, nature exploration, STEM, music, art, social/emotional learning, exercise and more.  The Virtual Day Camp is a free gift […]

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Nature Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Children, youth and adults all need fresh air and exercise—it’s good for the mind and soul! We put together a fun and easy nature scavenger hunt that you can put on your website or send out via social media to your children, youth and congregants to encourage them to step outside and explore. Then, encourage […]

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More Lifelong Learning

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Did you know that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime? This week’s timely topic that may help you in your role at a church or organization is domestic violence awareness. All families face struggles and adversity together. Couples often disagree […]

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Pilgrim’s Progress Free Screening

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

The Pilgrim’s Progress, written in 1678 by Pastor John Bunyan who was imprisoned for sharing his faith, is one of the most popular books of all time. The recently released animated feature is described as a “powerful allegory that helps families understand  the spiritual journey is the most important journey in life, as well as […]

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Great Ideas

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Here’s a great idea we heard about! The ELCA Youth Ministry team has created a YouTube channel called Faith Finder Fun where they post videos every day to occupy young people: Backyard Mondays, Science Fridays, you get the idea. Learn more and meet the team at their website. Have an idea to share about how […]

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Virtual Museum Tours

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Have kids at home or want to connect with the children and youth at your church or organization? Here are 3 websites that will give them a good start in learning about history and the arts—from the comfort of their computer or tablet. (They won’t even know they are learning!) Learn about the Museum of […]

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