If you haven’t purchased your Alleluia Coloring Sheet or Poster, I wanted to share two fun ideas that I heard about over the past couple days.
Good News Envelope
Becky D’Angelo-Veitch, the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Third Presbyterian Church (Rochester, NY) has put together a fun packet of coloring sheets and Easter Good News for the families that aren’t able to make it to church on Easter Sunday. At least in the North Shore of Chicago, a lot of students have Spring Break during Holy Week (how many pastors and worship planners just LOVE IT when Spring Break coincides with Holy Week and Easter?!), and so many families won’t be able to come to worship.
Becky shared the photo on the right on Facebook with the following message to their church families:
Families– are you traveling this Easter? Pick up a special “Good News” envelope this week in Sunday School (or message me if you need one mailed to you) so that you can share the Easter story wherever you are!
We’re pretty sure we can see the Alleluia Coloring Sheet in the Good News envelope. We love this idea for lots of reasons, but especially because it meets parents and families where they are without shaming them for not being able to come to church on Easter.
The Alleluia Butterflies
Last Friday, I got the following note from Kristen Koch, pastor at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in St. Ann, Missouri (yes, we featured them last week here):
I wanted to show you the idea I came up with for the alleluia file from Illustrated Children’s Ministry. I printed the 8.5×11 file, landscape, on cardstock paper. Then I cut it out, colored it and taped a jumbo craft stick to the back. I’ll hand them out (colored and uncolored) at the children’s message. Then I’ll tell the kids that whenever they hear “alleluia” in the service they should wave their signs.
Like we said in last week’s post, Creativity Breeds Creativity, it’s so much fun to see the creative ways people are using our resources. We all become more enriched and creative when you share your ideas – and so we just want to thank everyone who keeps sharing photos and letting us learn from you.
If you haven’t gotten your Alleluia Coloring Sheet or Alleluia Coloring Poster yet, you can find them here. Note: the digital file has been re-drawn and updated since the initial launch in the spring of 2016.