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Fall pumpkins, squash and gourds. Image by Alexas Fotos,

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Festivals, Thanksgiving and team building this fall


We’ve gathered our best ideas to rock your fall festival, boost morale and engage your church in thanksgiving. Check out these stories for easy and inexpensive tips for a cool fall season!

Fall festivals continue to be one of the popular ways that churches reach out to their communities. Background image by Lisa Fotios, Illustration by Cindy Caldwell, United Methodist Communications.

5 ways to take your church’s fall festival to the next level

One of the most-anticipated yearly events for many churches is the fall festival. If you’re looking for new church activities to do this fall, then consider these great ideas. Read More

A beautiful cornucopia is featured on a tablet computer. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Thanksgiving and Thanks Sharing: Engage your church with gratitude

It's a popular topic and a hallmark of our faith but how often do we plan thankfulness as a church activity? Find ideas for bringing people together through gratitude. Read More

Awesome ideas to make your church fall festival rock

Planning your fall festival? We're here to help! Last year we introduced the pumpkin trebuchet. This year we have even more ideas to "fly" your fall festival to the next level! Read More

11 fun party games and jokes to improve team building

Consider using these at your next youth event, church retreat or leadership training. Youthful attitudes required! Read More

Technology and creativity — a recipe for Thanksgiving

If you are trying to figure out how your church can celebrate Thanksgiving, the Web offers a variety of ideas to help make the preparations easier. Read More

Standing in Fall leaves. Photo by Foundry Co,, Pixabay,com; illustration by Cindy Caldwell, United Methodist Communications.

5 Fall Facebook activities that lead to real life engagement

Use Facebook this fall to engage your congregation and other people in your community online. You may discover that face-to-face encounters also result! Read More