Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Refuge (Nosy Cow) by Anne Booth and Sam Usher reminds us that Jesus, Mary and Joseph were refugees who relied on the kindness of strangers.  Thirty Seconds or Less hosts short Advent videos with discussion questions.  And our list of resources for Advent and Christmas continues to grow.

CLC Network shares 7 Strategies to Equip Volunteers to Include Children and Teens with Disabilities.  CLC’s Inclusive Worship Kit, picture books about disability, resources to assist young people with anxiety and stress, and more will soon deepen RCC’s collection, thanks to a generous grant from the Disability Concerns Mission Team of the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area.

RevGals Anti-Racism Project is hosting a discussion of Debby Irving’s Waking Up White, providing questions for reflection and conversation.  See their list of Anti-Racism Resources.

Dan Hotchkiss of Congregational Consulting Group describes a simple approach to team building.  John Wimberly of CCG recommends teams in Mobilizing Congregations (Rowman & Littlefield).

In The Bible and the Transgender Experience (Pilgrim), Linda Tatro Herzer explores scriptural support for gender variance. Giving voice to transgender people of faith, Voices of Witness is a short documentary with study materials.  Transforming Families Minnesota presents resources for families with transgender and gender nonconforming youth.  And Publisher’s Weekly lists 10 Essential Books for Parents of Transgender Children.

Wanted: Leaders to Turn Interfaith Conflict into Trust is a New York Times interview with Interfaith Leadership (Beacon) author Eboo Patel.  Patel discusses How to Live Beyond this Election with On Being.  His Embracing Interfaith Cooperation is a DVD study for churches.

Contact us with any resource questions:  info@rcc-mn.orgPlease note that we will be closed December 20-30, reopening on Tuesday January 3.