Faithful Celebrations: Mardi Gras through Pentecost
• Experiential activities for celebrating secular and sacred seasons of the year
• For use in churches, schools, camps, at home
Many of our experiences in life happen when several generations are together—at church, at home, in our communities. Holidays and family events are times for celebration, learning, rituals, food, and fun. This edition of Faithful Celebrations focuses on Mardi Gras/Carnival, Shrove Tuesday, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and Pentecost. It includes plenty of activities to learn more about each of these sacred seasons or days in a church setting, at home, camp, or anywhere in-between.
This abundance of ideas allows you to create meaningful celebrations within a faith context throughout the months of February, March, and April. Each event to be celebrated includes key ideas, a cluster of activities to experience the key ideas, materials needed, full instructions for implementation, background history and information, music, art, recipes, and prayer resources to use in a small, intimate or large, multi-generational group. For children, youth, adults, or any combination of ages, any of these activities can take place in any setting. Reproducibles, such as a Lenten calendar, role playing cards, and art patterns are available here for ease of use.
Audience: Christian educators, youth ministers, camps, schools, parents