In Epiphany, fifth graders’ car blessings encouraging people to ‘follow the light’ were placed on windshields during those cloudy, dark winter days.
‘Outreach & Community’
Inviting your guests to what is coming up next at your church is an important part of welcoming and evangelism. Easter affords an opportunity to welcome large numbers of new faces to the Next Big Thing with your congregation.
Magic happens when a story draws adult and child into a world of make-believe. Reading together is a precious gift of time that feeds the soul and nurtures the heart. Each year the season of Advent reminds us that God’s love became incarnate in a stable in Bethlehem. This year, St Cuthbert’s offered an intergenerational […]
A Reverse Advent Calendar encourages households to think about others’ needs during the season of giving. One congregation comes together to reach out to their community.
So you want to show movies at church, but what about copyright? You DO need permission or a license. What you need to know, and sources to get a license.
A Christmas pageant survival checklist ensures the simplest of children’s pageants run more smoothly. A gift during this hectic, if joyful, time of year!
Our collection of posts for All Saints’ Day includes links for activities, lessons, ideas, books, or the history/meaning behind the saints.
Reacquaint yourself with the Reformation so that you might point out and name some things for your congregation along the way. Resources for the 500th Anniversary.
Scripture-based Christmas pageants allow children to embody the nativity story, assimilating and owning Scripture in ever deepening ways.
The premise of Mix It Up at Lunch Day is simple: take a different seat for lunch. By doing so, students experience an inclusive and welcoming community and schools can start to work towards building that community.
With careful planning, coffee hour can be where congregants spiritually nourish one another, newcomers feel welcomed, and oldtimers enjoy fellowship.
Charitable giving in the U.S. continues to grow, and e-Giving is by far the preferred method. How can churches make e-giving an option for parishioners of all ages?
Invite community members to pray for students and teachers with a prayer station in front of your church. We used a chalkboard, with inspiring results.
Why write a condolence note? A condolence note is a tangible sign of remembrance. It can be read in private or be shared, put aside or reread many times. Included are suggestions of what to write.
“Gracious God, Bless the visitors that come to find our cache. We pray that all who find it know your presence in our church, our community and our world.” What is Geocaching? Geocaching is an outdoor game where players hunt for containers of all sizes using clues and coordinates found online. […]
Through painting the psalms, an unused room becomes a space for Sacred Art, to explore creativity and spirituality for a whole community.
You agreed in a pre-pageant haze to take over this year’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Lent seemed so far away…
Now it’s around the corner. You know people will show up, hungry. You know you have volunteers. What you don’t know is how to turn on the church oven.
Breathe. You can do this. We can help. Here at Building Faith we have BTDT experts to offer wisdom for just such occasions. BTDT, of course, stands for “Been There, Done That.”