A video of memories of the stuffed animal sleepover:Continue reading “Stuffed Animal Sleepover memories”
The stuffies who were staying on the Stuffed Animal Sleepover appeared in the worship service today, and participated in the Flower Communion. Here’s a photo of the senior minister, Amy Morgenstern, welcoming the stuffies to the service:
A video to introduce the stuffed animal sleepover:Continue reading “Stuffed Animal Sleepover introduction”
The fourth and final installment in the Ecojustice Avenger series:Continue reading “Ecojustice Avenger, part 4”
The third installment of the Ecojustice Avenger video series:Continue reading “Ecojustice Avenger, part 3”
It’s been interesting watching to see what online religious education resources people actually use. How-to craft videos? Single digits for number of views. Read-aloud programs? Low double digits, if I’m lucky. It’s not a great return for my invested time.
But what about “Story for All Ages” videos that are included in the Sunday service? We typically get over a hundred log-ins to our Zoom worship services, probably representing 1.5 humans on average, and posting on other social media (Facebook Live, Youtube) might add 10-30 views to the total. Plus a lot of informal positive feedback. These videos are definitely a better return for the time I invest, and as a result that’s what I’ve been concentrating on recently.
Since the “Story for All Ages” gets the largest audience, I thought maybe I’d try a tie-in video. The current “Story for All Ages” video series is about the conflict between Ecojustice Avenger and a dastardly villain named Trashman. The Ecojustice Avenger videos have a 12 second jingle, and after two episodes some kids had memorized all the lyrics to the jingle. That inspired me to expand that 12 second jingle to a full 1:41 music video, with videography inspired by Nam June Paik:
Will this reach kids? Maybe…probably not. But doing religious education in the age of COVID-19 requires constant experimentation until we discover what we can do that will reach kids.
The second installment in the Ecojustice Avenger series:Continue reading “Ecojustice Avenger, part 2”
The first installment of the Ecojustice Avenger series:Continue reading “Ecojustice Avenger, part 1”
The sixth installment of the Back in Time series:Continue reading “Back in Time, part 6”
The fifth installment of the Back in Time series:Continue reading “Back in Time, part 5”