Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Sharon Seyfarth Garner’s Praying with Mandalas (Upper Room) blends contemplative coloring with four practices:  lectio divina, intercessory prayer, centering prayer, and the Examen.  Upper Room’s Voices blog provides additional Mandala resources. presents several videos on how to draw mandalas.

Supporting the church’s response to a surge in reports of harassment and intimidation, Hanna Schock of Picture Book Theology reviews key anti-bullying resources for children:  Say Something by Peggy Moss, Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Desmond Tutu, titles by Trudy Ludwig and Patricia Polacco, and more.  See our updated list of resources on bullying.

Produced by Micah Challenge, For the Love Of is a video exploring the journey of four worship artists to Paris for COP21 to learn about how climate change is affecting impoverished people.  The Climate Witness Project of the Christian Reformed Church offers a downloadable group study guide.

The RCC now has three canvas labyrinths to loan to member churches:  a 20-foot VisionQuest, a 30-foot Chartres, and a 35-foot Chartres recently donated by Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church.  The Labyrinth Society offers resources, including activities for children.

From Illustrated Children’s Ministry, An Illustrated Advent for Families includes devotions, coloring sheets, an Advent calendar, and a build-a-nativity activity.  Digital files for coloring posters, coloring sheets and worship resources are also available.  See our growing list of resources for Advent and Christmas for more.

The Real Thanksgiving Story from Moyers & Company excerpts All the Real Indians Died Off” And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans (Beacon) by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker.

Contact us with any resource question:  info@rcc-mn.orgPlease note that we will be closed November 24-25 and December 20-30, reopening on Tuesday January 3.  Happy Thanksgiving!