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Twins Fiona and Finn discuss the importance of Easter Eggs. Video still courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

The Importance of the Egg: Children and Easter

Experts ages five to ten give us their take on the traditions of the season. And we learn why eggs have been called “the first joyful food of Easter.” View

Vacation Bible School (still) rocks

Rev. Laurie Haller says far from being a relic of the past, VBS is “one of the most important ways we invest in the spiritual formation of children.” Read her reasons why. More

Photo illustration by Brandon Johnson, courtesy of UMCOM.org.

8 last-minute ideas to promote VBS

There’s sports camps, horse camps and cookouts. How can churches compete in such a crowded “market”? Check out fun ways to promote your vacation Bible school online. Read More

Fourth-grader Colyn Chris regularly brings his new Bible to Sunday school at Faith United Methodist Church in Goshen, Ind. Photo courtesy of Faith United Methodist Church, Interpreter Magazine.

Children receive first Bibles – and life-long lessons

From Bible Buddies to special dinners, classes and child-friendly translations, Interpreter Magazine has ideas for helping families and churches introduce the Good Word to kids. Read More

Members of the award-winning EPIC puppet team lead worship services at Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church, as well as perform at special events. Photo from Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church.

Praising the Lord with puppet power

Puppet ministries engage kids with Bible-based skits and inspiring songs. "It is not just puppets entertaining children. It's a worship service." Read More

Photo illustration of family painting eggs and preparing for Easter. Photo purchased from iStock, April 2104. OMG Images

Sharing Easter with your children

Ways to talk with children about Jesus’ death and resurrection, and ideas for preparing for Easter as a family, including making banners. Read More

Worship from the eyes of a child

Linda Ranson Jacobs’ idea to take her small grandson through her church’s sanctuary, explaining what each area was, had some very positive results. Read More

Children meet Christ through revamped Sunday school

Learn how a congregation revamped traditional Sunday school, using a fresh approach to Christian education. Read More

Teaching grace in Christian education

John Wesley helped us to understand grace by naming three aspects. Read More

Christian education? What’s that?

What images come to mind when you hear the words Christian education? Are your first thoughts of children in classrooms studying the Bible? Read More

VBS programs keep up with times

More than a million kids take part in summer programs at United Methodist churches. Workers share ideas and innovations to make the most impact. Read More

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Small Indian Reservation Church Offers Big Ministry Read More

Indiana volunteers take VBS on the road

Edwardsville United Methodist volunteers provide 'Construction Junction' for children in tornado-stricken Henryville. Read More

Will Penner leads a gospel song during worship at Cedar Crest Camp in Lyles, Tenn. Photo by Ronny Perry, UMNS.

Church camps combine faith and fun

The United Methodist Church offers one of the largest camp and retreat networks, with 220 centers serving a million people a year. Read More

‘Mrs. Africa U.’ Nancy Mikell Carruth dies

Africa University pioneer Carruth submitted legislation to establish The United Methodist Church's first university on the African continent. Read More

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