Leader - Traci Smith
How do you share the deep mysteries of Lent, Easter, and Resurrection with children? Parents, guardians, teachers, and ministers will find dozens of fun and easy practices for celebrating the Easter season with our kids. The practices and seasonal prayers are grouped into chapters titled Ash Wednesday, Symbols, Lenten Prayers, Lenten Refraining, Lenten Acts of Service, Holy Week, Easter Vigil and Easter Day, and the Season of Resurrection. Smith also offers theological notes guiding parents on addressing the violence of the crucifixion and the meaning of Jesus’ death.
Traci Smith is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), mother of three, and author. Traci’s passion is helping families find times for connection and spiritual nourishment amid the hustle and bustle of daily life. Traci is the author of three books with Chalice Press, Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home, Faithful Families for Advent and Christmas: 100 Ways to Make the Season Sacred, and Fellowship of Prayer Lenten devotional (2015), as well as the author of Prayers for Faithful Families: Everyday Prayers for Everyday Life, and contributor to Out of the Deep: Pastoring in Creative Space.