Category Archives: Seasons of the Church Year

September 7, 2014 Story Update

Each week we write a Constant Contact e-mail targeted to young families (and our elected vestry members! We’re sneaky that way…) At first we just listed upcoming schedule changes and that sort of thing, but we decided it was a good forum for opening … Continue reading

Posted in Godly Play, Godly Play Classroom, Godly Play Story Materials, Jerome Berryman, Seasons of the Church Year | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Pentecost 2013: The Holy Spirit!

My co-chairman for Sunday School events and I are an ESTJ and an ISTJ (Myers-Briggs). When we plan for our annual Sunday School Recognition each May to close out the Sunday School year, we start planning in May of the … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Feasts, Food, Parish Traditions, Pentecost, Seasons of the Church Year | 4 Comments

Planning for Advent 2012

What’s up at our place for Advent 2012? We’re traveling new paths to Bethlehem this year! Our young parents have asked, and we’re trying some new things. Some things will remain the same. As we did last year, we bought … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Lectionary, Parish Traditions, Seasons of the Church Year | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Stations of the Cross for Children

When I reported here on our first go at doing a Stations of the Cross for our Godly Play children (ages 4 through 5th grade), several people asked me where they could find the “script” that she used. Diane, our … Continue reading

Posted in Finding Stories Outside the Classroom, Lent, Parish Traditions, Seasons of the Church Year, Stations of the Cross | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“Blowing Up” Pentecost

It is our parish tradition to hold “Sunday School Recognition” on the last day of Sunday School in May (we resume – or begin a new “year” the first Sunday after Labor Day in September in the US). We encourage … Continue reading

Posted in Feasts, Godly Play, Godly Play Story Materials, Parish Traditions, Pentecost, Seasons of the Church Year | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Pentecost – It’s Time to Eat Flame Food!

Pentecost is one of the three great mysteries, and yet it seems to get very little notice. In our case, Pentecost usually comes after we have finished Sunday School for the academic year. In fact, this year the county schools … Continue reading

Posted in Feasts, Finding Stories Outside the Classroom, Pentecost, Seasons of the Church Year | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Easter is 50 Days / Holy Humor Sunday (April 15, 2012)

[I wear another hat in our parish – the editor of the weekly e-newsletter. This blurb appeared in this week’s edition, and I was sure everyone needed a good groan (my apologies).] Easter is 50 Days / Holy Humor Sunday … Continue reading

Posted in Easter, Great Finds in the Blogosphere, Seasons of the Church Year | Tagged , | Leave a comment