New Lenten Curriculum: Experiencing Jesus

Are you looking for a way to invite children deeper into discipleship this year? Our new curriculum, Experiencing Jesus, explores the stories of people who met Jesus through seven weeks of lessons for Lent plus Easter Sunday. By learning about … Continue reading

Six Ways Kids Can Change the World – Reblogged from Sacraparental.com

1. Kids can be kind This is the hardest one, and the most important, for my money. Many adults would recognise that it’s easier to be the CEO of a do-gooding international charity than to be consistently kind and loving … Continue reading

Upcoming Events: Ministry Equipping Workshops and Theater & Theology

12 disciples apostles theater theatre musical

Lenten blessings to our friends and followers! I hope your Ash Wednesday was a meaningful start to the season, whether you were snowed in or offering Ashes to Go outside on a sunny day. May you find ways to see … Continue reading

Worship or Sunday School… or Both? By Rev. Denise Bender

children, ministry, worship, children's time

There has been much discussion lately on social media lately regarding maintaining Sunday morning Christian education for children to the exclusion of children in worship. Being the good United Methodist clergy that I am, I can see both sides. One … Continue reading

Exciting Updates on Sacred Stones Ministries!

Friends and colleagues keep asking how Sacred Stones is doing, and I am always pleased to tell them how much interest people are expressing in our model of shared and supportive ministries. In fact, the response has been so positive … Continue reading

New Life in Community as We Celebrate the Easter Season

tiny purple flowers in bloom

Yesterday was the Easter Eggstravaganza at Bethany UMC, an annual Easter egg hunt that has been a tradition at many churches. The Eggstravaganza also saw the continuation of another annual tradition (or so it seems) – a snowstorm! Not surprising … Continue reading