Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Doing Justice:  Congregations and Community Organizing (Fortress, second edition) by Dennis A. Jacobsen gives concrete strategies for achieving justice in the public arena.

Author Leanne Hadley offers worship ideas, blessings, and resources on Holy Listening Stones, a tool to help children put their feelings into words.  Hadley will speak on strengthening the spiritual development of children and youth, and on children and trauma, at Splash! May 5-6.

Mosques are again partnering with the Minnesota Council of Churches to help people get to know their Muslim neighbors:  attend a Taking Heart Iftar this May-June.  Extend your goodwill with a Blessed Ramadan sign.

Word Teasers, Faith Edition from Big Ideas in Youth Ministry helps families build a faith vocabulary and hold rich conversations.

In Preaching in the Era of Trump (Chalice), Wes Allen provides a blueprint for addressing current events through a gospel lens.  Allen posts an introduction and plans a webinar.

Planners:  Way of Life, a DVD study based on Brian D. McLaren’s The Great Spiritual Migration (Convergent), will be available in September.  McLaren is a keynote speaker at Faith Forward, a gathering of faith formation leaders in Chicago May 22-24.

Contact us with any resource questions:  info@rcc-mn.orgPlease note that our summer hours will begin May 24:  we will be open Tuesday noon-4 and by appointment.