Faithful Celebrations: Autumn

Making Time for God in Autumn

Edited by Sharon Ely Pearson

Apr/2018, 192 Pages, PAPERBACK, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781640650060

• Experiential activities for celebrating secular and sacred seasons of the year
• Activities can be used in any setting: church, home, school

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. For each edition of Faithful Celebrations, you will discover plenty of activities to learn more about the season, holiday, or special day for church settings, at home, camp, or anywhere in between. This abundance of ideas allows you to create meaningful celebrations within a faith context throughout the year.

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.

Making Time for God in Autumn includes Back to School, Labor Day, St. Francis International Day of Peace, Halloween, All Saints, and Thanksgiving.

Sharon Ely Pearson is a Christian educator, editor, and author with 35 years of experience in Christian formation on the local, judicatory, and church-wide level. Known for her knowledge of the variety of published curricula across the church, among her books are The Prayer Book Guide to Christian Education, 3rd edition, Call on Me: A Prayer Book for Young People, The Episcopal Christian Educator’s Handbook, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Theologies of Confirmation for the 21st Century. A graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and a lifelong Episcopalian, you can follow her at

Building a Church Family
Back to School
Labor Day
St. Francis of Assisi
International Day of Peace
All Saints


  • seasonal
  • family
  • intergenerational

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