Category Archives: Seasons of the Church Year

The Labyrinth and Stations of the Cross

Some time ago I published this picture of two boys in our 3rd-5th grade class using two labyrinths we have. I am not a labyrinth person (caution would make me add “yet” to that sentence…) but I have many devotees … Continue reading

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The Seven Faces of Easter (Part II)

(See Part I here.) I find that the Seven Faces of Easter are the most compelling stories (or set of stories) in our Godly Play “library.” More than any other story, I find the children in the circle (and the … Continue reading

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Advent Workshop 2011 – The Advent Wreath (epilogue)

(For the rest of the story, see here, here, and here.) A few people weren’t able to be at the workshop but had helped immensely with the process during the planning stages. As a thank you, I spent a bit … Continue reading

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How We Tell the Advent Stories

Ever since my oldest (23) was a first grader, we’ve been using the same traditional Christmas Pageant at our church. Our pageant usually takes place in lieu of the 9:00 a.m. service on the 4th Sunday of Advent. The 1st … Continue reading

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Advent Workshop 2011 – The Advent Wreath (Part III)

[For the backstory on this event, please see Advent Workshop 2011 – The Advent Wreath (Part 1) and Advent Workshop 2011 – The Advent Wreath (Part II).] The day finally arrived! I never sleep well when I’m heading up an … Continue reading

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Advent Workshop 2011 – The Advent Wreath (Part 2)

[See “Advent Workshop 2011 – The Advent Wreath (Part 1)” for the backstory on this project.] Our Advent Workshop is about 48 hours away, and I have been over at the church tonight setting out materials and considering flow. I never … Continue reading

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Advent Workshop 2011 – The Advent Wreath (Part 1)

On November 30, 2011, we’ll have a simple meal in our parish hall for anyone who signs up (usually about 45-60 people). As the adults clear the family-style meal, the children will gather at prepared tables for the Advent Workshop … Continue reading

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