Be Vaccination Boosters

Thanks to Lewis Center for Church Leadership and others for sharing these Great Ideas! Your congregation can play a key role (or several key roles) in boosting vaccinations in your area - especially among vulnerable and under-served populations. The…

Outdoor Summer Programming

Ruth Sall, Director of Children's Ministry and Music at Abington Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania, shared this Great Idea via SparkHouse Publishing's blog. Ruth talks about some of the hopes and joys she is experiencing as she prepares…

Living Our Promises

Thanks to Rev. Joel Vander Wal for creating and offering this Great Idea, and for the St Paul Area Synod, ELCA for sharing it in their newsletter. Rev. Vander Wal remembers feeling anxious and worried at the outset of the pandemic, back over…

Looking Out

Thanks to Christa Meland for sharing this Great Idea from Rev. Jo Anne Taylor of Willmar UMC in the MN Annual Conference UMC newsletter! In "Pandemic Prompts Willmar UMC to Look Outward", Meland outlines three ways Rev. Jo Anne Taylor has…

Prayer Pilgrimage

Thanks to Wayzata Community Church (UCC) and Rev. Lindy Purdy for creating this beautiful outdoor community invitation to prayer; and to Rev. Janet Holler for bringing it to our attention! Wayzata Community Church created an outdoor pilgrimage…

Community Healers

Thanks to Christa Meland for writing up this Great Idea from Daphne Soleil of Christ UMC in Rochester. As a nurse, Daphne Soleil appreciate that health care workers are the "heroes of the pandemic" and decided to find a way to care for therm.…

What Can We Learn from an Egg?

This Great Egg Idea is shared nearly verbatim from Janet Holler, Christian Ed Coordinator of Congregational Church of Excelsior, MN. This is a Four-Station, Intergenerational Faith Formation event, chock-full of egg-related activities and…

Quiet the Soul; Open the Senses

March 3, 2021 The Ministry Lab's Midweek Retreat shared a practice for Allowing the Senses to Be Alert. Later that day, Cooking with Elsa's blog post with additional Opening the Senses meditations appeared in our inbox. So, thanks to Rev. Elsa…

Resurrection Awe Walks

Thanks to Rev. Elsa Cook for sharing this Great Idea in her Cooking with Elsa blog. Help your families/households, congregation and community discover new hope - possibly as part of an interactive Easter worship service (maybe in conjunction…

Which Future?

This Great Idea has been ruminating for a long time and has been offered in other Great Ideas in other forms. Here's today's iteration: Read Rev. Dr. Cameron Trimble's What If...? post. Indulge the world and God's prophetic voice with…