New Traditions and Looking Ahead

The CENetwork of the ELCA president, Rev. Juli Lejman-Guy begins her October article with the following:

On October 1, 2019, I began a new call to a small congregation in a village of 1100 in rural Ohio. As we were getting to know one another, we were doing good to resume the “normal” ministries of Sunday School, Bible Study, and Confirmation. I was building trust so I could begin trying new things. Less than 6 months later, Covid struck.

During this time of Covid, I have been trying a lot of new things that, a year ago, would have been way outside my comfort zone. One of those things is Facebook Live. Now, every Tuesday and Thursday morning I offer some thoughts for the day.

As we look forward to Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas, things will look very different. We will need to try new things. Sometimes we just need to bounce ideas to find something that excites us...."

Perhaps you've been stretched this way as well?  Perhaps you're wondering what lies ahead as far as Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas.  Juli's letter and some ideas on our Intergenerational Page.  More ideas are shared regularly in our Facebook group!  Join us!  Check things out!  We are in all of this together!

Looking for great ideas?

The CENetwork of the ELCA is always looking for great ideas for use in the church and at home!  One place that we collect such ideas is on our Pinterest page.  Here are some ideas for Halloween and All Saints! If you have some ideas to add, please contact us either through email or facebook!

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Supporting lifelong faith formation in the home and congregation.

Our Vision

Building a community which equips, encourages, and empowers those engaged in lifelong faith formation in a changing world.

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  • Identify and evaluate resources and educational opportunities
  • Facilitate communication and conversation
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