Living Our Baptism - Seasonal and Thematic
NEW! Link to “Baptism Begins Real New Year” by Bishop Elizabeth Eaton in Living Lutheran
New! Link to Vibrant Faith @ Home . . . Resolutions. Increase your commitment to serve others (the Fourth Gift of Discipleship) in the new year.
NEW! Vibrant Faith @ Home . . . Being a Godparent gives suggestions for godparents to interact with their godchild through the different seasons.
NEW! Golden Rule 2020 Initiative: A Call for Dignity and Respect in Politics is an initiative supported by ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and other faith leaders. The website provides ideas for congregations and individuals to build bridges and support civil discourse. See also the story in Living Lutheran “ELCA Presiding Bishop Signs on to Golden Rule 2020 initiative.”
Link to Vibrant Faith @ Home . . . Serious or Not -Thanks. This Thanksgiving dinner activity encourages the sharing of stories with guests as well as sharing of gently used items with those in the community.
Link to “Reverse Advent: A Spiritual Discipline of Reaching Out” by Krista Lovell at BuildingFaith
Link to God Venture . . . Paper Angel Prayers. During the holidays, send paper angels to those in need of prayer. Great outreach for all ages!
Link to Vibrant Faith @ Home . . . Halloween Thank You, a family activity to show neighbors gratitude at Halloween
Link to Volunteer Match and find a place to serve at Thanksgiving or at other times of the year
Link to Vibrant Faith at Home . . . Back-to-School Breakfast Devotions, a simple family activity to add God’s word to the start of the day
Blessing of the Backpacks, reminding students of all ages that they are beloved children of God and to live out their baptism every day - Backpack Tag - Side 1, Backpack Tag - Side 2 If you'd like the publisher version of the Backpack Tag, contact the office. (CENetwork Resource)
Link to Vibrant Faith at Home . . . Splashing the Faith, suggestions for conversation about baptism at the beach
Link to Vibrant Faith at Home... Popsicles at the Playground, a family activity to show hospitality to neighbors
Link to Vibrant Faith at Home ... Walking Wet, a family activity to remember your baptism in the summer
Baptism in a Bag - a resource to help families live out their faith in easy and fun ways. (CENetwork Resource)
Link to ELCA Living Our Baptism . . . Youth: Rite of Affirmation Preparation
Link to ELCA Living Our Baptism . . . during Pentecost
Splash Party Baptism Celebration for Young Families (CENetwork Resource)
Living Our Baptism - Five Gifts of Discipleship Lenten Calendar for Families (CENetwork Resource)
Link to ELCA Living Our Baptism . . . during Epiphany
Link to ELCA Living Our Baptism . . . during Lent
Baptism of Jesus Intergenerational Event (D. Shallue)