At-Home Family Worship: With God it’s Possible!

This science experiment worship has extra ‘kapow!’ as we talk about our up-close-and-personal-within-us God.

Get out your vinegar, baking soda, and various other science supplies to watch what is possible when we let God work through us!

Be Not Afraid
Father Abraham
This Little Light of Mine

The Okee Dokee Brothers- New Sing-along Songs!

If your family hasn’t already fallen in love with The Okee Dokee Brothers, let me personally introduce you! The Okee Dokee Brothers are my family’s favorite- the kind of ‘kids music’ that is actually satisfying for grown-ups!

They released a few new singles this month that strum on our current-state-of-events heart strings.

At-Home Family Worship: Community Service Connect-the-Dots

Being community may look different right now, but’s even more important than before to stay connected.

This week as you worship as a family, take some time to connect-the-dots on ways you can re-connect with people in your neighborhood and greater community.

At Home Family Worship- Earth Day Challenge!

Happy Earth Day (Week)!

As the weather warms up and snow is (hopefully) gone til winter- take some time as a family to talk about God’s beautiful creation and how we can care for it!

Join us for Westwood’s Earth Day Challenge! Try a few animal yoga poses! Explore the San Diego Zoo Earth Day activity site!

Life is Messy, God is in the Mess! Welcome to Worship!

All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir- Bill Staines
Westwood’s Earth Day Challenge

At Home Family Worship: Easter!

He is Risen! He is Risen indeed, Alleluia!

Celebrate Easter~ family-style! Invite extended family and friends to join in the fun with Easter games that work well for big group video-calls!

Holy Moly: The Empty Tomb, from SparkHouse
Happy Day! Easter Jam Curriculum, from Think Orange
He Came Down, sung by Andrew and Rachel
Jesus Loves Me, sung by Evensong

Praise Song for the Pandemic

Some of you are parenting teens that are telling you all of what they’re thinking and feeling. And some of you get a grunt at best.

Some are giving you a play by play of their emotions but not all teenagers are open books, right? Its like a big guessing game to know what they’re thinking and feeling sometimes.

This video might be a great conversation starter with them. A four minute prayer/psalm.

PRAISE SONG FOR THE PANDEMIC – written and read by Christine Valters Paintner,
from Abbey of the Arts and music by Giants & Pilgrims.

Watch it together and ask these 3 questions:

How did you feel as you watched the video?
Was there anything you hadn’t thought of before or took notice of while you watched?
At the end, it says “a place to begin”, what new beginnings do you hope come out of this?

This is hard stuff to navigate, conversation makes it easier.

Blessed are the parents, doing it all.

At Home Family Worship: Good Friday

The army officer that was standing there before the cross saw what happened when Jesus died. The officer said, “This man really was the Son of God!” Mark 15:39

Today we spend time at the cross. We sit together, and remember.

The Easter Story -Easter Jam Curriculum, from Think Orange