Seasonal

Resources to help families and congregations celebrate well-known occasions like Advent and Lent as well as less-well-known days like Rural Life Sunday and World Community Day.

Learn the history of Kwanzaa, which reaffirms and celebrates African heritage and culture, and see how some churches celebrate. 

Epiphany is a festival that lends itself well to fun family activity. Here are some suggestions. 

Many congregations and families have been introduced to the Advent wreath custom with Bible readi

Epiphany is the most overlooked holiday of the church year, at least in this writer's experience. Don't let this opportunity for ministry pass you by. 

This liturgy was originally celebrated at United Church of Rosendale (RCA) in Bloomington, New Yo

Plan an event for the afternoon and evening of the first Sunday in Advent, using one New Jersey church's program as a guide. 

Pretzels have an important meaning during Lent. Pretzels were made in the fifth century as a Lenten food in Austria, Germany, and Poland. People began to make them on Ash Wednesday, the very first day of Lent. The word "pretzel" is a German word meaning "little arms." The dough was shaped in such a way to look like two arms crossed in prayer.

Litugical resources for Easter Sunday (Year C)

Resources and worship aids for Peace with Justice Sunday.