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.

 

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Values

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

Purpose

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

 

Projects

  • 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.

 

2017
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
September   Planting Perennials/Global Church Sunday
October   Celebrate the Reformation/Halloween
November   Gratitude Pumpkin/
Worship Box
     
2016
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
     
2015
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)
     
     
2014
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
     
2013

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
     
2012
Special Edition k How to Use the Newsletter
March
  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.


 

Facilitator

Lisa Kammerer, A.I.M.

 

Synod Council Liaison

Jane Kemp

 

Synod Staff

Rev. Joelle Colville-Hanson