Clean Up and Green Up Your Church for Winter

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] If you live in a region of the country where the seasons change, you’re probably switching out your shorts and … [Read more...]

Cultivating Community: If you Build a Bird House, the Birds Will Come

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[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities, Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] When churches talk about being “seeker-sensitive,” they’re not talking about attracting wildlife to Sunday … [Read more...]

A Garden Plan for Food and Wildlife

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Part 2 of Lines in Winter: Mapping Your Patch of God's Green Earth [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Gardening for food and wildlife helps bring us close to … [Read more...]

Winter Backyard Birding Part 2

Field guide & bird list

[Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Go deeper: identify your guests and get to know them Once you've set up some backyard birdfeeders as described in Part 1, go … [Read more...]

Ditch the Stores and Get Outdoors!

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by Joanna Pritchard [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Winter may be around the corner, but there’s no need to hibernate. Fall and winter landscapes have … [Read more...]

Playing with Leaves and Sticks

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by Joanna Pritchard [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Did someone paint these leaves? Take a close look at the rainbows on this page. They are composed of … [Read more...]