Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Connecting Faith and Justice–Lectionary Year C is a free curriculum for junior high students from the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church.

Via APCE:  Decolonizing Thanksgiving from Books for Littles features kids books on gratitude and generosity.  Picture Book Theology lists favorite books on giving thanks.  We are Grateful:  Otsaliheliga (Charlesbridge) by Traci Sorell follows a Cherokee year of celebrations and experiences.

Magnifying the Light is a five-session film series for Advent with a discussion/prayer practice guide from The Work of the People.   Ten Advent Resources for 2018 from ECF features AdventWord and Advent Calendar Templates from Praying in Color.  Make Advent Great Again, a pop-up community from Homebrewed Christianity with Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Alexander John Shaia, presents email reflections and videos with discussion guides.  JL Creative produces progressive curriculum for children for Advent and more.  Teen Text offers progressive lectionary-based Advent resources.  Peer Ministry Leadership posts free Advent Candle Time Devotions.  Presbyterians for Earth Care supply an Advent Devotional.

Redeeming Dementia (Church) by Dorothy Linthicum and Janice Hicks brings together science and spirituality on aging and memory loss.  At Spirituality and Dementia, Hicks links resources for churches.  Religion News Service presents a series.

In TheoEd Talks from the First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, leading thinkers in the church and academy give the talk of their lives in twenty minutes or less.  Videos with Gregory C. Ellison II, Amy-Jill Levine, Paul Wallace, Lauren Winner, and more are available; talks by Diana Butler Bass, Peter Enns, Mike McHargue and Patrick Reyes are forthcoming.

A guide to hosting an Advent/Christmas Dinner Church from The Many includes liturgy, printable handouts, music, and inclusive-language versions of familiar carols.  The Plural Guild shares liturgies for Advent and Christmas gatherings.

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