Faithful Celebrations: Winter

Making Time for God in Winter

Edited by Sharon Ely Pearson

Oct/2018, 144 Pages, PAPERBACK, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781640650954

• 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 the months of January and February, when secular holidays can become times to think about how we live out the gospel message in celebrating national holidays with more than a day off from school or sending a greeting card.

Each event to be celebrated includes key ideas; a cluster of activities to experience the key ideas; a list of 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.

Faithful Celebrations: Making Time for God in Winter includes New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine's Day, and Snow days.

Audience: Christian educators, youth ministers, camps, schools, parents

Sharon Ely Pearson, a lifelong Episcopalian, grew up when women werenot allowed to serve at the altar, but, at the age of 16, she became the first female acolyte in her parish as an acolyte (and one of the first in her diocese). With her husband, she continues as acolyte mentor and trainer. She has more than 35 years of experience as a Christian educator on the local, judicatory, and church-wide level. You can follow her at

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day
Super Bowl Sunday
Valentine's Day
Snow Days


  • Intergenerational
  • Family
  • Holidays

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