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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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Be a Good Sport

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

We miss sports, don’t you? Whether you like to participate in sports or are a self-professed professional spectator, we’ve got a word search for you that will get you in a sporting mood. Pass along this shareable PDF to the sports-loving children, youth and adults in your congregation!

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Tackling Depression

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

The situation happening in the world today is bound to make anyone anxious. But people with depression, anxiety and other mood disorders are even more affected and at risk during these times when many things in the world are uncertain. This week’s timely topic that may be helpful in your role at a church or […]

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Van Gogh for It!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Art is something that people of all skills can do, and during this time, the Getty Museum has issued a challenge. Re-create a piece of famous artwork using household items. The results range from amazing to hilarious and inspiring, and you can get in on the action, too. Click above to see what others have […]

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Great Ideas: Week 5

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

We’re not recommending this for everyone, but what a great conversation starter and fund raiser started by the Rev. Mary Bohall, senior pastor at First United Methodist Church in Mendota, Ill.! She’s helped raise hundreds of dollars for her community (and her husband got an interesting haircut out of the deal). You’ll enjoy this story! […]

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Searching for the Positive

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Who doesn’t love a good word search? You won’t find any coronavirus or COVID-19 references; we decided to create a word search that focuses on the positive … looking forward to those things we will be able to do again soon. Enjoy this word search! Click here for a printable PDF to view and share.

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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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