Welcome to Formed by Experience! My name is Juniper LaNunziata, and I am a Christian Education professional. This blog serves as a constantly-growing portfolio of my experiences, activities, and in-progress ideas in the area of Christian Education for children, youth, and adults. I collect them here so that they can serve both as a record of my activities as a minister and so that I … Continue reading Meet Juniper!
A few days ago I was browsing the Forma facebook group for ideas about Lenten devotionals for my parish and I saw that someone last year decided to provide a well-designed version of the daily devotions from the Book of Common Prayer for their parish instead of a specific Lenten devotional, with the idea that this would be something that could be used all year … Continue reading Daily Devotions for All Seasons
Summertime is a time when church attendance at my current parish becomes rather spotty. Many of my parishioners go on extended vacations to their beach homes or travel to visit family, and attending church every Sunday morning with our local community isn’t always possible or feasible. As a minister I can kick against the goads, or I can acknowledge this limitation and work through it. … Continue reading Jesus on the Go!
I saw other Christian Educators making passports with stamps for kids and families to track their own church attendance over Lent. I decided I wanted to make my own passports that could be printed and assembled by anyone who wanted to use it. Feel free to print these. They are designed to be printed at 8.5″ x 11″ and then cut down the middle. Here’s … Continue reading Lent + Easter Passport
Our parish has an upcoming movie night, and we want to make sure folks know that they are invited. I’ve been putting information in the normal channels of info, but wanted to highlight it especially, so I created these mini fliers that look like movie tickets to stuff in bulletins this Sunday. I bought a micro-perforator on Amazon so that the stubs can be torn … Continue reading Movie Night Publicity + “Ticket Stub” Reminder
I had been looking online for short, simple set of meditations for use with an Advent wreath. I wanted it to be accessible to people of all reading levels, for use by individuals or for families. I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for, so I decided to write it and share it with you all! Here it is as .PNGs: Here it is … Continue reading A Simple Advent Wreath Devotional
Aren’t those Baby Jesuses so cute? Or, wait…. Babies Jesus? Baby Jesii? Whatever. Take home tactile Advent isn’t a new concept, for sure, and I chose not to reinvent the wheel with this project. I still wanted to share what I did so that others can easily replicate it. I first saw this project here, and I adapted it somewhat. Here is a link to … Continue reading Advent Take Home Bags
This year St. Paul’s embarked on a new journey to the sacramental rite of Confirmation. Our bishop is going to visit us on Palm Sunday, so we are using the program year to prepare 10 youth for the sacramental rite of Confirmation. Or, rather, we are preparing them to decide if Confirmation is “rite” for them. (lol) In some traditions, baptism is something that only … Continue reading Confirm Not Conform- The Rules of the Road