Six New Things

Check six new ministry resources in this weekly post.

Faith & Wonder‘s Casey FitzGerald offers a step-by-step video tutorial for learning the Pentecost story by heart.  FitzGerald tells the story and shares story prompts on her podcast, Story Divine.  Ashley Goff discusses Biblical storytelling in worship on her blog, God of the Sparrow.

Eboo Patel of Interfaith Youth Core will speak on Interfaith Leadership at the University of St. Thomas on Thursday.  His forthcoming book is a guide for promoting understanding across religious lines.  Embracing Interfaith Cooperation is a five-session DVD study:  contact us to reserve.

Forthcoming resources on sexuality and faith include Good Christian Sex (HarperOne, July) by Bromleigh McCleneghan, interviewed the week in The Atlantic.  These Are Our Bodies (Morehouse, July) is a set of resources with a mainline/progressive perspective.  And Kate Ott suggests ways to use her book, Sex+Faith (WJKP, 2013) as a curriculum for parents and teens.

“Hard Conversations with Children & Youth:  Exploring the Limits of Confidentiality”was the topic of last week’s Fourth Thursday, an ecumenical gathering hosted by the Minnesota Conference UCC.  Contact us for resources from the event.  Yale Youth Ministry Institute offers short videos on the limits of confidentiality, responding to crisis situations, creating safe space, and more.

John Roberto of LifeLong Faith shares resources from the recent symposium on adult faith formation.  Reimagine Faith Formation presents resources for ministry with adults.

The Story Path is a 12-foot canvas labyrinth designed for children.  The RCC has two larger labyrinths to loan to members; please contact us if you would like to see us acquire this smaller, shorter pathway.

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