Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

In Read, Wonder, Listen (Wood Lake), Laura Alary tells biblical stories for ages 7-10, informed by historical research, contemporary concerns about language, and a compassionate and inclusive theology.  Alary is the author of Look! and Make Room (Paraclete), seasonal guides for children.

Amy Butler outlines What churches must do right now to stop being part of the sexual harassment problem.  FaithTrust Institute is highlighting ways to address gender-based violence on each of 16 Days of Activism.

Traci Smith provides an Advent Roundup of at-home ideas; the Illustrated Children’s Ministry blog shares family activities for Advent; Praying in Color suggests an echo pantomime activity along with Advent templates; and Flame tells how to make Advent prayer bags.

Re-Imagining a World Without Violence is a January 27 conference examining non-violence, peace and healing through the lens of faith.  The event is part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration of The Re-Imagining Community.

From the Kaleo Center, Encore Impact will engage a diverse group of 55+ adults to develop individual plans of social justice activism.

Paul Kivel shares an exercise on The Benefit of Being White, one of many exercises and tools available on his website.  Kivel is the author of the recently revised Uprooting Racism:  How White People Can Work for Racial Justice (New Society).

Contact us with any resource questions:  Please note that we will be open by appointment only from December 19-29, reopening January 2.