During this prolonged period of isolation as a result of the coronavirus, we want to provide resources to help parents and church leaders care for children and young adults.
How are you engaging your children with faith during this time at home? Looking for ideas? Check out the resources Amy Watson Smith, Director of Ministry to Children and Families at St. Philip’s Church, has collected.
Sing and dance: The director of the young Cherub and St. Nicholas Choirs at St. Philip’s Church, Charleston, Jolene Hethcox, is sending musical ideas for children to enjoy while in isolation. Click the link to sing and play with her, Clementine, Sammie, and Oreo!
Puppet Play: Bethany Fotia, Director of Family Ministires at the Church of the Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island and Daniel Island, ministers using a seal named Sammy. Watch her video in which Sammy helps children deal with their fears during the corona virus pandemic.
Palm Sunday Coloring Page: Jennifer Forehand at Trinity, Myrtle Beach, created a Palm Sunday coloring page to give children some quarantine fun – and adults can participate, too. Jennifer asked everyone to submit their finished coloring pages so she could share them online on Palm Sunday.
NextGen and College Students
Nine Tips for Pastoring the NexGen during the Pandemic. In this article by Aaron Buttery, C4SO (Churches for the Sake of Others) NextGen Leader, and Jessica Jones, ACNA NextGen Leadership Initiative, share ways to safeguard both students and leaders during this season.
Pastoring College Students During the Pandemic. In this article, Ryder Mills, youth minister at Christ Church Anglican in Overland Park, Kansas, who also serves on the C4SO NextGen Leadership Team, shares creative ways to connect with and minister to college students.