The Spring Box Set consist of 6 faith forming intergenerational program plans.
God in Our Midst
We can encounter God anywhere, anytime. When we realize God’s presence is so close we will probably feel a little uncomfortable. Yet God acts to put us at ease so we can put others at ease in God’s presence. Consider your encounters with God and be prepared to speak peace to others. Here is an intergenerational session for all members of the congregation exploring God’s immanent presence in our lives—as individuals, families, and as a community.
This session works well just prior to Memorial Day (May 30), as well as in anticipation of All Saints/All Souls Days (Nov 1-2). Generally, we don’t like to talk about death, especially within earshot of children. Yet, death is a part of life, and it’s important for all of us to learn healthy ways to think about, talk about it, and embrace our feelings about it. It’s also important for us to remember well those who we’ve loved and who have died. This session provides a great opportunity for the adult community to model to children and teens a healthy, faith-filled view of death.
Here is a cross-generational session for all members of the congregation exploring the purpose and meaning of Lent, and it’s importance for our anticipation of Holy Week and Easter.
Living, Dying, Rising
Here is an intergenerational session for all members of the congregation exploring how new life can come from our struggles and disappointments. Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection provides an inspirational model for how to embrace all that comes our way. Using current faith-forming activities on VF@Home, this session is designed to be conducted in about 90 minutes, and can be adapted for a shorter or longer timeframe.
We all fail and fall short of expectations. We hurt one another, especially those with whom we live. We sin . . . that’s part of being human. And so we seek forgiveness and reconciliation from one another and from God. Practicing forgiveness is not easy, but it is available to all. Here is an intergenerational session for all members of the congregation exploring how to practice forgiveness—as individuals, families, and as a community.
Each of the Gospels tells about Jesus’ friends who found the empty tomb on Easter morning. The story of Jesus’ resurrection doesn’t end there. Learn about Thomas, who had trouble believing that God really raised Jesus from death. Here about Jesus’ breakfast on the beach with his disciples. In this session we will get to know the risen Jesus and reflect on our own beliefs and doubts.