Home Life Network

The Home Life Network supports congregations in the care of each baptized child of God, both children and adults, who seek to live out their faith in their daily lives.




  • Faith is caught more than taught.
  • Resources help to share our faith.


  • Provide resources for families and churches to use to share their faith.



  • Write Living Faith at Home newsletter for Star newsletter and on synod website.
  • Maintain Facebook community page.
  • Sponsor workshops at synod assembly.


Ideas & Resources

Ideas, learning activities, educational resources and more to help Sunday school teachers, youth and family ministers, pastors, parents and others pass on the faith to children and families in their congregations.

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Living Faith at Home Newsletter

These newsletters feature ideas for families to celebrate liturgical seasons and milestones. The newsletters may be duplicated for use in synod congregations and organizations.


January kk Washed in Grace
February Countdown to Valentine’s Day/Mentoring 
March Lent/Use Luther’s Small Catechism with Kids
April Say Thank You to Volunteers
May An Invitation to Ponder
June Summer Fun at Home
July/August  Rally Sunday
January kk Martin Luther King, Jr. Values/Lent
 February   Valentine’s Day, Put on Our Oxygen Masks
March    Lent & Easter
April Psalms for Bedtime Prayer/Earth Day
May How to Talk About Cancer
June “Summer Stretch” Youth Service Projects
July/August School Kit Supply List
September Faith Development
October Cross-Generations, Celebrate Halloween
November Give Thanks to God
December Twelve Days of Christmas
January kk Epiphany/Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February Cabin Fever
March Walking through Lent with Kids
April Earth Day
May Pentecost & Bible Camp
June On Vacation
July/August Back to School
September Faith 5
October Celebrating the Reformation
November Extinguishing Holiday Stress
December FAITH5 (Faith Acts In the Home)
January k Baptismal Promises
Special Edition Journey With Jesus Lenten Cross
February Valentine’s Day & Lent
March The Lord’s Prayer
April  Walking with Jesus through Holy Week
May Summer Fun – Vacation Bible School
June Summer Bucket List
July/August The Adventures of Flat Jesus
September Packed with Prayer
October The Ten Commandments
November A Time for Thankfulness
December Nativity Blessings

January k Epiphany
February Celebrating Valentine’s Day
Special Edition Saints & Sinners
March Seven Days to Easter
April Dealing with Tragedy & Disaster
May Family Gratitude
June Baptismal Promises
July/August  Always Being Made New
September Baptismal Promises
October All Saints Day
November Advent and Christmas Traditions
December 12 Days of Christmas
Special Edition k How to Use the Newsletter
Easter/Holy Week Recipes
April Celebrate Easter
May Celebrate Pentecost
June Prayer, Just Do It!
July/August Back to School
September Stewardship
October Reformation Sunday
November Thanksgiving Ideas
December Advent: Getting Ready
Special Edition Christmas – 12 Days of 2012



NEIA Synod Home LIfe Network-ELCA 
A place to share good ideas for youth and family ministry.



Lisa Kammerer, A.I.M.


Synod Council Liaison

Jane Kemp


Synod Staff

Rev. Joelle Colville-Hanson