EMS Friends Blog https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/ Aktuelle Blogbeiträge der EMS Friends. en-us Hello World! https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/hello-world The Elephant Emso accompanies Children on their journey worldwide. In his first blog he describes the aim of the Children´s programme of the Evangelical Mission in Solidarity. Emso tells what he and Pipit the Birds have to do with the programme. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:30:00 +0100 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/hello-world You and Me and Epiphany https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/you-and-me-and-epiphany Pipit, the little Bird, is curious and enquiring and she loves to get to the bottom of things. Today, she follows the traces of the festival of Epiphany. Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:04:07 +0100 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/you-and-me-and-epiphany Children for a fair world https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/children-for-a-fair-world Global Learning with children – what exactly is this? There are six basic principles on Global Learning which are important to us in that context. Let us start with three of them. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:33:15 +0100 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/children-for-a-fair-world Children for a fair world, Part 2 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/children-for-a-fair-world-part-2 Global Learning with children is exciting and fascinating. Today we will have a look on three more basic principles that are important in the field of Global Learning. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:30:51 +0100 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/children-for-a-fair-world-part-2 Emso is here! https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/emso-is-here Emso is now a two meter high blue puppet and is on the way for children worldwide. It took a lot of needle stitches, but finally the elephant made out of cloth has arrived in Stuttgart. Today I want to explain to you what this is all about and why. Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:59:50 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/emso-is-here An elephant and a fair banana https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/an-elephant-and-a-fair-banana The FAIR TRADE exhibition in Stuttgart has been the first big event in public for Emso, the walk-act-elephant. Many children attended the workshop on fair trade bananas and – together with Emso – they discovered the fair and unfair elements in banana trades. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:09:15 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/an-elephant-and-a-fair-banana You are welcome to join the Pentecost Festival on 5 June 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/you-are-welcome-to-join-the-pentecost-festival-in-stuttgart-germany 50 days after celebrating Easter, Christians worldwide celebrate the next festival: Pentecost. In 2017 the Lutheran Church of Württemberg, Germany hosts a very special festival on White Monday in Stuttgart: The celebration of the worldwide church and mission. Emso and Pipit will also join the festival and will offer activities for children. Mon, 08 May 2017 14:54:43 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/you-are-welcome-to-join-the-pentecost-festival-in-stuttgart-germany Come and join us at the 36th German Evangelical Church Assembly in Berlin - Wittenberg https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/come-and-join-us-at-the-36th-german-evangelical-church-assembly-in-berlin The 36th German Evangelical Church Assembly (Kirchentag) takes place in Berlin and Wittenberg from 24 to 28 May 2017. Emso, the Elephant will also be there! Come and join us! Thu, 18 May 2017 14:03:32 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/come-and-join-us-at-the-36th-german-evangelical-church-assembly-in-berlin Children's service in our church - three questions for... https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/three-questions-for Jasmin Huttenlocher und Vanessa Kluge are in charge of the Sunday School Service of the Swabian town called Heinigen in the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Württemberg. We interviewed them for you: Wed, 31 May 2017 13:39:27 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/three-questions-for Children’s Service in Toraja Church in South Sulawesi in Indonesia https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/default-db1b494a18 Mega Kamase Sambo from Toraja Church tells us how Sunday school in her church in Indonesia looks like. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:00:34 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/default-db1b494a18 Children's Service in India https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/childrens-service-in-india Solomon P. Benjamin is pastor and Liaison Secretary for East Asia and India. Today he talks about children's service in India. Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:59:33 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/childrens-service-in-india UNESCO publishes paper on education: Too many children worldwide are out of school https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/unesco-studie An UNESCO paper named “Leaving no one behind” reveals that 263 million children are out of school. Here we give you an insight of the study. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:30:42 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/unesco-studie We sing and celebrate: Sunday School in the Protestant Church of Sabah, Malaysia https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/sunday-school-in-sabah-malaysia Eric Napoleon Cuadrasal from Sabah, Malaysia was part of the South-North-Exchange of the EMS Ecumenical Youth Volunteers Programme (EYVP) in 2016. Today he gives us an insight of the children’s service in in his church. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 12:30:26 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/sunday-school-in-sabah-malaysia Children's service in Korea - three questions for ... https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/childrens-service-in-korea Reverend Heekyung Jeong from Southkorea gives us an insight into the children’s service in the presbyterian Youndong-Church in Seoul. The children dealt with the topic of peace and they made peace doves. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:05:30 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/childrens-service-in-korea Sunday school in Tanzania - Three questions for ... https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/sunday-school-in-tanzania Frank Fabian Daffa was born and raised in Tanzania. Here he gives us an insight of the children's service there. Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:02:41 +0100 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/sunday-school-in-tanzania I am glad you are here! https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/i-am-glad-you-are-here In the new children’s service about Epiphany, Emso and the children discover the feast of Epiphany. Therefore Emso travelled to Jordan und tells us what he discovered there: a wonderful artwork! Be curious! Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:13:26 +0100 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/i-am-glad-you-are-here DIVERSITY - We are the children of the world https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/diversity Today we would like to deliver an insight into the working process of the new booklet of the children’s programme called “DIVERSITY”. It is exciting to work with people worldwide on such a project. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:02:22 +0100 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/diversity The Lord’s Prayer – Around The World https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/the-lords-prayer-around-the-world We are happily working on the DIVERSITY booklet which will be coming soon. But today we already want you to get a tiny inside look into the booklet. The children in our EMS-Network are talking open-hearted about their believes and their churches. No matter where the children are from – they all enjoy praying to God. The one prayer that Christians all around the world join together, is the well-known Lord’s Prayer. Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:10:34 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/the-lords-prayer-around-the-world Pipit Flies to South Korea https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/pipit-flies-to-south-korea Woo Hyeong, a 9-year-old boy from South Korea, introduces himself. He is part of our new booklet “DIVERSITY: We are the children of the world”. Wed, 02 May 2018 15:39:37 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/pipit-flies-to-south-korea Big Get-Together for Children’s Service in Germany https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/big-get-together-for-childrens-service-in-germany The elephant, named Emso, excited the young and the old at the Conference for Children’s Service by the Evangelical Churches in Germany in Stuttgart from May 11th-12th, 2018. Many children shaked hands with Emso and many pictures were taken. Emso is now going to report from his trip to the children’s service. Wed, 23 May 2018 13:30:57 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/big-get-together-for-childrens-service-in-germany Evelyn's Letter from India https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/evelyns-letter-from-india Emso got a letter from India today and now he can’t wait to tell you all about his good Friend, Evelyn. In our new booklet “DIVERSITY: We are the children of the world,” you will be able to hear a lot more from her, soon. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:47:16 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/evelyns-letter-from-india The Shepherds’ Symphony Trust – Three Questions for… https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/the-shepherds-symphony-trust-three-questions-for Pastor Solomon P. Benjamin has visited the CSI St. Mark’s Cathedral in Bangalore, India, and gives us an insight into the Shepherds’ Symphony’s bond to the song He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/the-shepherds-symphony-trust-three-questions-for Castle Church Herleshausen - Three Questions for... https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/castle-church-herleshausen-three-questions-for Katrin Klöpfel is pastor of the Protestant parish Herleshausen-Nesselröden and answered our questions about the children's service of her parishes in an exciting way. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 12:30:07 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/castle-church-herleshausen-three-questions-for Epiphany 2019: In the Boat With the Three Wise Men https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/epiphany-2019-in-the-boat-with-the-three-wise-men Every year the EMS offers worship materials on Epiphany. In 2019, the focus is on Japan and the artist Sadao Watanabe. Emso, the elephant, took a close look at his painting "The Three Wise Men" for the Children's Service. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:30:58 +0100 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/epiphany-2019-in-the-boat-with-the-three-wise-men Ecumenical Youth Volunteers Programme (EYVP) - Three questions to... https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/ecumenical-youth-volunteers-programme-eyvp-three-questions-to Agnes Kübler, coordinator South-North exchange in the EYVP, gives us insights into the voluntary exchange of the Evangelical Mission in Solidarity (EMS). Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:00:08 +0100 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/ecumenical-youth-volunteers-programme-eyvp-three-questions-to A Korean Children's Service for the March 1st Movement https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/a-korean-childrens-service-for-the-march-1st-movement Pastor Heekyung Jeong from South Korea has designed a Children's Service for the centenary of the Korean Independence Movement, which will be celebrated in all Korean churches. She is now happy to share this special service with the world. Mon, 25 Feb 2019 13:37:24 +0100 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/a-korean-childrens-service-for-the-march-1st-movement The DIVERSITY booklet in South Korea https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/the-diversity-booklet-in-south-korea Pastor Heekyung Jeong for YDKEM (Youn Dong Kids English Ministry) in Seoul, South Korea is using the DIVERSITY booklet in the children's worship service. Wed, 26 Jun 2019 11:36:01 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/the-diversity-booklet-in-south-korea EMSO at the German Protestant Church Congress https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/emso-at-the-german-protestant-church-congress The Church Congress in Dortmund was a great success. According to the organizers, hundreds of thousands of visitors attended. And EMSO was one of them. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 10:29:34 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/emso-at-the-german-protestant-church-congress Ideas for Your Children's Service https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/ideas-for-your-childrens-service In order to strengthen international relations, the programme offers actions and booklets in different languages. Here is a brief overview… Wed, 07 Aug 2019 11:30:39 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/ideas-for-your-childrens-service CSI - The Green Protocol https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/csi-the-green-protocol The Church of South India published a Green Protocol Guideline, addressing 12 points to promote sustainable development practices within their churches and institutions. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:02:42 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/csi-the-green-protocol "Learning without Competition" https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/learning-without-competition Dr Hyun Sun OH from South Korea is pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK) and Representative for Theology and Education in Space Elizabeth near Seoul. Since October 2019 she also works for the EMS children’s programme. Find out more about her work and the situation of children in South Korea! Fri, 17 Apr 2020 10:28:00 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/learning-without-competition COVID-19 pandemic: massive impact on children https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/covid-19 The World Council of Churches focuses on children and describes how the corona pandemic is affecting children worldwide. It warns of drastic consequences for their health and education. We present the WCC declaration in the blog. Fri, 19 Jun 2020 12:40:00 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/covid-19 Coming soon: New Workbook for Children's Service on Peace https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/coming-soon-new-workbook-for-the-childrens-service-on-peace The international team of the EMS Children's programme is currently working on a booklet upon peace for the international use in Sunday Schools internationally. It will be published at the end of the year. Stay curious! Thu, 23 Jul 2020 09:09:00 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/coming-soon-new-workbook-for-the-childrens-service-on-peace Sunday School Workshop of the Indonesian EMS member churches https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/translate-to-englisch-indonesienkonferenz Sunday School leaders and staff of the Indonesian EMS member churches met in March 2020 in Makassar, Sulawesi for a four-day Children's Service workshop with intensive exchange and forward-looking impulses. Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:04:00 +0200 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/translate-to-englisch-indonesienkonferenz International Online-Children's Service from Ghana to Germany https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/online-chirldrens-service Reverend Rafael Dreyer is ecumenical Co-Worker of the Evangelical Mission in Solidarity in Ghana, in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. He reports how an exchange between children’s groups in Ghana and Germany took place. Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:39:00 +0100 https://friends-blog.ems-online.org/en/online-chirldrens-service