Six New Things – Week of December 18, 2023

Happy Advent and Blessed Christmas! This is our final Six New Things post of 2023 - complete with super-last-minute Christmas planning resources and a look ahead to Epiphany and Martin Luther King Day in 2024. ONE Find last-minute Christmas…

Six New Things – Week of December 11, 2023

Stories are at the heart of these Seasons of Advent and Christmas. Discover new stories and old stories reimagined; discover new ways to share stories with folx who have heard them all before and new audiences. Blessed Advent! ONE A sci-fi…

15 Sustainable Holiday Tips

Thanks to Karen Lange and the Earth Care Corner for sharing this Great Idea in The Valley Bridge newsletter of the Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys. The Valley Bridge's Earth Care Corner shared One Tree Planted's 15 Sustainable Holiday Tips,…

1008-PIECE ADVENT PUZZLE(S)

Thanks to Traci Smith for sharing this Great Idea in her Treasure Box Tuesday post. Traci writes: 'I recently learned about 1008 PIECE ADVENT PUZZLES that have 24 little puzzles within a larger puzzle! I love it so much! You could ask…

Chalking the Door – 2024

Thanks to the BuildingFaith Editors for sharing this Great Idea - which is not particularly new, but which can be shared in multiple ways, so here goes: Chalking the Door is a new-old tradition: its origins lie in God's instructions to the…

Six New Things – Week of December 04, 2023

From delight to despair: the holy seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany are full of opportunities to experience the full, wide range of human feelings. Emotional awareness can help us appreciate the joy and navigate the challenges. Resources…

A Gift of Presence

Thanks to Traci Smith for sharing this Great Idea she got from 'Kathy M', who 'took the idea from a UCC webinar': Make your sanctuary a “Gift of Presence” to your community. Open your church and share your decorated sanctuary. Make…