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

Find ideas for families to celebrate liturgical seasons and milestones. The Living Faith at Home newsletters may be duplicated for use in synod congregations and organizations.


February kk Love
March   Lent
April   Easter/Earth Day
May   Happy Spring!
June   Summer Activities to Deepen Kids’ Faith
July/August   25 Responses to “I’m Bored”/Fall Faith Formation
September   Happy Fall!
October   Fun Family Activities
January kk Epiphany and Baptism
February   Valentine’s Day/Lent
March   Quality Time with Kids During Lent
April   Thanksgiving Booklet for Lent
May   Pentecost
June   Reflections During COVID-19
July/August   Martin & the Family Table
September   Fun Activities for Social Distancing
October   Fall Reflections and Reformation
November   Giving Thanks to God/Season to Serve
December   12 Days of Christmas
January kk Martin Luther King, Jr./
February   Lent
March   Summer Camp
April   Walking with Jesus/Holy Week/Resurrection Eggs
May   Wellness/Gratitude
June   Summer Family Fun/Faith Shaper in a Digital World
July/August   School Kits/Rally Sunday
September   Backpacks Blessing/Fun Fall Activities
October   Help Children Cope with Grief
November   Children can engage with elderly with dementia/Thanksgiving
December   Blessing of the Nativity
January kk Remembering Your Baptism/Epiphany
February    Valentine’s Day/Lent Begins
March   Family Lent Ideas
April   Family Gratitude/God Smiles
May   Milestone Blessings
June   School’s Out for Summer
July/August   Summer Church/Back to School Bible Study
September   Reclaiming the Family Dinner Table
October   Light the Night Oct. 31/Enjoy God’s Creation
November   Thanksgiving
December   Christmas — Show & Tell ‘The Story’
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
December   Traditions
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.



Deacon Lisa Kammerer


Synod Council Liaison

Julie Kretzschmar


Synod Staff

Rev. Joelle Colville-Hanson