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Therefore go forth and make disciples of all nations…

Matthew 28:19New International Version (NIV) 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Our goal, our mission, as Christians should be clear We … Continue reading

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Welcoming the New (Calendar) Year

Starting a new year is a great way to reteach the liturgical calendar. Especially for younger children who are drilled daily about the day/month/year the liturgical calendar can be a little more difficult to understand this is the type I … Continue reading

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Remember the Ants

Recently I had the opportunity to sit in on a middle school “The Edge” religious education program. The discussion “The Incarnation of Jesus”  In other words “God Becoming Man” This concept is a considered a mystery of faith we don’t … Continue reading

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Teaching Compassion in a world of Hypocrites

What is Compassion? According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary com·pas·sion noun \kəm-ˈpa-shən\ : a feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, in trouble, etc. the entry in the dictionary goes further though  with examples of the word … Continue reading

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All Are Welcome!…are they?

In our churches we have the song All Are Welcome by Marty Haugen All Are Welcome by Marty Haugen Let us build a house where love can dwell And all can safely live, A place where saints and children tell … Continue reading

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were you marked?

Ash Wednesday has come and gone, and now we are in lent and should be thinking (well…really we should be thinking all the time) but especially in Lent we are in a time of preparation a time of bringing ourselves … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross

We are heading into Lent….no really for us teachers we are because preparations need to start long before the lesson begins. Lent starts, Ash Wednesday what will you give up encourage yourself and your class as well as your family … Continue reading

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God Our Father

But teacher…I have a father or sometimes… Teacher I have 2 dads. ahhhh I say but God is our Father in Heaven. We say the Our Father every Sunday at Church. In previous weeks we would have discussed how God … Continue reading

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Lent, Death, and Children

Lent is that time of year when in religious education we talk about DEATH specifically the death of Jesus through Crucifixion. But for many first graders this is the first time hearing about the crucifixion, resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: Immortal Invisible….always present

How do we explain the Holy Spirit to children. We have the trinity and there are some neat ideas you can google for trinity projects….I particularly like the candy corn prayer.   But getting down to the HOLY SPIRIT and … Continue reading

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