Adaptive VBS

Thanks to Rachel Casper and her amazing team at Eden Prairie United Methodist Church, for letting me sit in on planning meetings for this Great Idea! Rachel pulled together a team of retired and current Special Education teachers, parents…

Creating a Children’s Lending Library

Thanks to Angela Compton Nelson from BuildingFaith for creating, expanding, and sharing this Great Idea! Angela Compton Nelson writes, "Creating a church lending library is the result of focused, slow, and ongoing attention over many years."…

Respectful Approaches around Multicultural Resources

Thanks to Ellis Reyes Montes from Building Faith for sharing this important article on how to avoid culturally appropriating music, images, and other elements of worship. Often, in a desire to recognize and honor cultures other than the dominant…

ASCENSION DAY AT THE AIRPORT

Thanks to Rev. Anne Michelle Turner of Grace Episcopal Church, Alexandria, VA for sharing this Great Idea through Building Faith. Rev. Turner's article highlights the juxtaposition of Christmas and Ascension Day, writing, "In December, we…

PepToc

Thanks to Trevor Noah (go to 6:00), NPR and countless others for reporting on this beautifully Great Idea from West Side Elementary in Healdsburg, CA. Teachers Jessica Martin and Asherah Weiss - inspired by the extraordinary optimism of…

RESILIENT YARDS

Thanks to Metro Bloom's Blue Thumb for inspiring this Great Idea! Blue Thumb workshops are a way to get one-on-one tips for transforming one's landscape into a more sustainable, resilient, and earth/water/pollinator-friendly space. We highly…

Prayer Doves for Peace

Thanks to Traci Smith for highlighting this Great Idea from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots in her Treasure Box Tuesday post. The Sun Hats & Wellie Boots creative team offers templates for prayer doves and an outline of ways to share them…

Creative, Justice-Oriented Stations of the Cross

Thanks to Jessica Anschutz for sharing this Great Idea through the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. New Paltz United Methodist Church (NPUMC) needed something fresh and invigorating last Lent and decided to combine the Lenten scripture…

REINVENT YOUR EASTER EGG HUNT

Thanks to Rebecca Nelson Edwards for sharing this Great Idea through Building Faith. Rebecca Nelson Edwards' congregation realized that by replacing Sunday School with an Easter Egg hunt every Easter, they were not showing their full selves…

YOU’VE BEEN EGGED: EASTER FUNDRAISER

Thanks to Laurie Juarez for sharing this Great Idea through Building Faith. Laurie Juarez turned the Easter egg hunt tradition into a community-building, intergenerational outreach fundraiser, "You've Been Egged", which in this case means…