Holidays can be a great tool for deepening every age group's faith. Gilmore displays a cornucopia of ideas to bring out the meaning of the church year (e.g., Epiphany); the national calendar (e.g., Father's Day); social-awareness days (e.g., Earth Day); cross-cultural celebrations (e.g., Las Posadas); and special church events (e.g., Volunteer Sunday). 136 pages, softcover. Judson.
A creative and comprehensive collection of church activities to engage people of all ages across generations and cultures. From seasonal worship services to holiday-centered celebrations, each activity includes time for worship, fellowship, and faith development. Among the 30 celebrations are the liturgical days such as Epiphany and Maundy Thursday; traditional church events including Volunteer Sunday and Homecoming; from Hallmark holidays like Valentine's and Grandparents Day; outreach-oriented programs for Earth Day and Bread for the World Sunday; and cross-cultural celebrations such as Dia de los Muertos and Kwanzaa. Features sidebars with even more holidays or themes to celebrateand additional programs available for download online. Also included is a Dr. Suessthemed VBS