Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Eugene C. Peterson’s Drawn In Bible Studies (NavPress) on Ruth, Esther and Mary each offer coloring, Scripture, commentary, questions, prayer, and leader’s notes for four sessions.  Peterson explores the Biblical foundation of his journey in As Kingfishers Catch Fire (WaterBrook).

Author Peggy Orenstein shares recommendations for curricula, books and media on sexuality, following her keynote at the UCC’s Equipping Teens for Life event last month.  She suggests Deborah Roffman’s Talk to Me First (da Capo) for parents.

Gordon C. Stewart will read Memorial Day and the Soldier’s Helmet from Be Still! Departure from Collective Madness (Wipf & Stock) on All Things Considered Monday.  The collection of short essays is suitable for personal meditation or adult formation; a discussion guide is forthcoming.

Available online, Rikers:  An American Jail is a one-hour documentary from Bill Moyers about the incarceration crisis with testimonies from former detainees.  A discussion guide for faith communities, FAQ, list of 13 ways to make a difference, and related resources are available.

Equipping children to keep themselves safe, I KNOW! My Self. My Boundaries. What To Do. K-4 and 5-7 are free curricula with facilitator guides, videos and worksheets from the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.

Building Faith collects ideas for Pentecost.

Contact us with any resource questions:  Please note our summer hours:  Tuesday noon-4:00 and by appointment.