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Families as faith builders

Minnesota congregation helps children and parents pass on the faith

We had dads coming back in tears," says Sue Lennartson, congregational life consultant at Trinity Lutheran, Stillwater, Minn., describing the one-on-one sessions at the father-daughter retreatthe congregation sponsored. "One father told me, 'This is the first time I have held my daughter's hands and prayed out loud.' " The father-daughter pairs used a worksheet during their time alone, culminating in "four hands together" prayer.


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