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FAMILY FAITH TOOLKITS

We are delighted to collaborate with the MN Conference UCC, Keren’s ArtDoing Good Together, and regional leaders to create these multi-approach at-home and in-church faith formation kits. Weekly themed offerings include:

  • introductory interactive skit and/or music videos
  • family arts and crafts
  • story book suggestions
  • all-ages contemplative practices
  • localized justice engagement
  • supplemental materials for expanding themes in congregational contexts

Our Advent, Christmas & Epiphany Leader and Family Toolkits are now available! Find them here.

See previous iterations here.

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INTERGENERATIONAL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

Our Intergenerational Advent Pageant Liturgy, Dreams of a New Day, is written in collaboration with members of The Berne Church / Zwingli UCC and will adapt to in-person, online or hybrid approaches. Written with smaller congregations in mind, all size groups will find a fun way to share the Christmas story in a fresh new way – and with a contemporary lens.

Find a simple preparatory study with guidelines for easy production, here.

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ILLUSTRATE-YOUR-OWN CHRISTMAS/EVE SERMON

A fun, rhyming meter telling that connects the Biblical Christmas Story to current realities. Discover the amazing ways and places where the Christ Child is being born in the world, today. And invite your whole congregation to envision what this looks like with each page!

I AM: An Illustrate-Your-Own Christmas Sermon by Rev. Emily Meyer

  • features “cameo” appearances from key characters, settings, and props from the Nativity Story

Dance of Delight: An Illustrate-Your-Own Christmas Sermon by Rev. Emily Meyer

  • a Seuss-like journey from Creation through Incarnation to today, including astrophysics, current realities, and hope for all

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FREE ONLINE EPIPHANY WORSHIP SERVICE

Designed for clergy and worship leaders in need of a post-Christmas break, this recorded worship service is appropriate for the 2nd Sunday after Christmas through the Epiphany Season.

The liturgy is led by colleagues from around the state, with Michel Gribble (of Story & Stretch) leading liturgical movement. The service includes original poetry from Rev. Emily Meyer, music from Billy McLaughlin, and visuals from Melissa Weinhandl.

Contact The Ministry Lab to request access, free for all member congregations.

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Find additional Advent & Christmas resources for Faith Formation and Worship in our lib guides.

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WATER WHERE WE LIVE CURRICULUM

Our Wade in the Water Curriculum includes:

  • the FREE eco theology curriculum
  • FUN enviroSTEM activities
  • FAITHFUL spiritual practices
  • FRUITFUL water justice discussion

This curriculum was created by Growing Green Hearts/Heidi Ferris, in conjunction with the Capitol Region Watershed District, area congregations, Luther Seminary, and The Ministry Lab.

Learn more at Growing Green Hearts.

Register for the event here.

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