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Resources to help families and congregations celebrate well-known occasions like Advent and Lent as well as less-well-known days like Rural Life Sunday and World Community Day.
Creative suggestions for ways your congregation can celebrate Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany.
Boxing Day, December 26 (or the first weekday after Christmas), is a holiday derived from a long English tradition. Learn more about its history and find some suggestions for celebrating.
Learn the history of Kwanzaa, which reaffirms and celebrates African heritage and culture, and see how some churches celebrate.
Epiphany is a festival that lends itself well to fun family activity. Here are some suggestions.
Many congregations and families have been introduced to the Advent wreath custom with Bible readi
Epiphany is the most overlooked holiday of the church year, at least in this writer's experience. Don't let this opportunity for ministry pass you by.
Find inspiration here.
Pretzels have an important meaning during Lent. Pretzels were made in the fifth century as a Lenten food in Austria, Germany, and Poland. People began to make them on Ash Wednesday, the very first day of Lent. The word "pretzel" is a German word meaning "little arms." The dough was shaped in such a way to look like two arms crossed in prayer.
Litugical resources for Easter Sunday (Year C)