Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

A free discussion guide to A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood from Discipleship Ministries is one of many resources about Fred Rogers.  A video series and intergenerational curriculum are forthcoming from The Thoughtful Christian.  Faith & Leadership and The New York Times Magazine join the conversation.

Our Whole Lives:  Sexuality Education for Older Adults by Melanie Davis is accompanied by Sexuality and Our Faith for Older Adults by Judith Galas and Richard S. Kimball.  Davis shares sexuality education resources.

Planning Sabbaticals (Chalice) by Robert C. Salar is a practical guide that approaches the experience with the congregation in mind.  Salar directs the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program.

Traci Smith posts Five Simple Ways to Use Picture Books During Advent for All Ages Ministry.  Illustrated Ministry introduces an Illustrated Christmas Children’s Worship Bulletin.  Messy Church USA shares DIY Nativity Story Stones supporting storytelling with children.  Living Well Through Advent Devotional and Facilitator’s Guide are free to download from Living Compass.  Missional Wisdom Foundation presents resources for Advent study.

As spiritual leaders, how do we talk, preach, and teach about impeachment with our communities?  Impeachment:  A Sacred Conversation about Faith and Public Life at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is November 25:  join us.

Mental Health Ministries shares resources on coping with the holidays.  In The Art of Gathering (Riverhead, 2018), Priya Parker explores the benefits of sharing a meal.

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