Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

For the Beauty of the Earth (Chalice) by Leah D. Schade is a Lenten devotional including 50 ways to honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  Schade is editor of Rooted & Rising:  Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (Rowman & Littlefield), and author of Creation-Crisis Preaching (Chalice) and Preaching in the Purple Zone (Rowman & Littlefield).

Story and Stretch lessons for Advent from Michel Le Gribble-Dates align the lectionary texts with yoga to guide all ages to a deeper embodiment of their faith.  More liturgical yoga lessons are forthcoming.  Gribble-Dates also offers Story & Stretch guides to teaching children Bible stories using yoga.
Jesse Tree:  God’s Big Advent Story  is a free download using the story symbols from the Dwell curriculum from Faith Alive; Karen Deboer adds ideas.  Praying in Color presents this year’s free Advent calendar templates and paper chains.  Shawna Bowman and Alex Wirth offer Analog Advent worship resources.

From Teaching Tolerance, Reading Together is a free downloadable guide for planning and leading an intergenerational social justice reading group with children.

Parker Palmer will speak at the Westminster Town Hall Forum November 16.  Presentations are archived.  Palmer provides resources for Healing the Heart of Democracy and offers the Circle of Trust approach to create safe space.

Q Christian Fellowship offers Affirmation and Relational Guides on Sexuality and Spirituality, Trans and Gender-Expansive Identities, and Parents of Newly Out LGBTQ+ People.

Seven Self-Care Tips for Clergy who Engage Trauma are from Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.  PC(USA) News explores the emotional health of ministry leaders.   Wellbeing Wednesday is November 13 at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities:  join us.

See the Six New Things archive.  It’s searchable.  Contact us with any resource questions: ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu.