Calm Yourselves

This Great Idea is sparked by Traci Smith's offering of two contemplative practices to soothe little ones in this time of tumult and anxiety. Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home (Chalice) has offered…

African American History Stations

February is African American History Month. Ash Wednesday is February 17. These two things could/maybe should go together! Kick-start events with a robust celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Sunday, January 17. Check out our…

Little Free Library – Community Bonding & Building!

This is one of Rev. Emily Meyer's favorite community-building and community-bonding projects - especially poignant for People of the Word. Build a Little Free Library - or several - as a community project: Invite all generations - whether…

Anti-Racism as Community Event

Rev. Elsa Cook compassionately shares ideas and resources for honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, January 17, not merely as a "nice" white discussion about diversity, but as a boldly prophetic and intentional step toward racial…

Six New Things – Week of January 4, 2021

One Rev. Elsa Cook, in her Cooking with Elsa blog, offers several liturgical pieces for upcoming Sundays, highlighting this video of Shirley Erena Murray's poignant song, Star Child, (which, by virtue of its title, still works in Epiphany!)…

Baptism of Christ Prayer Stations

Thanks to Rev. Elsa Cook, from Cooking with Elsa, for creating and sharing this Great Idea on her blog! Pastor Elsa's idea offers an opportunity to create something special for Baptism of Christ Sunday without creating a lot of extra work…