Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Bridging the Political Divide with Parker Palmer, an online class from ChurchNext, is free September 5-19.  A Launch Plan for Congregations supports group leaders.  An extensive collection of resources, including videos, accompanies Palmer’s Healing the Heart of Democracy (Jossey-Bass).

The National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths 2016 theme is Children of Promise: Closing Opportunity Gaps.  Melanie Gordon provides additional resources at UMC Ministry with Children.

Carolyn Brown of Worshiping with Children explores Using Photos to Connect Children to their Worship Space.

Featured in On Being’s blog, The Dinner Party is a community of young adults who have experienced significant loss.  See their free download on what to share with a friend in need, their free hosting guidebook, and their prompts for finding your story.

This fall, Eddie Glaude Jr., Glennon Doyle Melton, Gene Robinson, and Timothy Naftali will speak at the Westminster Town Hall Forum.  Video of Forum presentations is available.

The Convergence Music Project is a new source of worship music.

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