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Excellent food ministry ideas abound in Five Loaves, Two Fish, Twelve Volunteers: Growing a Relational Food Ministry (Upper Room), which seems extremely timely.

FOR COVID-19-SPECIFIC RESOURCES, PLEASE SEE THIS WEEK’S SUPPLEMENTAL SIX NEW THINGS POST.

For tackling completely unrelated topics, you may find Our Good Crisis: Overcoming Moral Chaos with the Beatitudes (IVP) enlightening. Or, When Narcissism Comes to Church: Healing Your Community from Emotional and Spiritual Abuse (IVP) may be helpful.

If you somehow have extra time on your hands for curriculum planning, check out WKJ’s children’s curriculum, Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum; Growing in Grace & Gratitude for Lent and Easter Seasons; for a multi-disciplinary approach, check out Feasting on the Word, with downloadable pages for all K-12 ages; for middle schoolers, see Big God, Big Questions: Confirmation for a Growing Faith; for youth check Simple Sundays: What Do I Believe?.

Gift C.S. Lewis fans of all ages with 30 Meditations on the Writings of C.S. Lewis (Abingdon). Other new contemplatives may enjoy A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Scriptural Imagination (Upper Room). Skeptics may find Anne Bokma‘s, My Year of Living Spiritually: From Woo Woo to Wonderful – One Woman’s Secular Quest of a More Spiritual Life (Douglas & McIntyre) refreshing.

The Rev. Dr. Gary Simpson, Luther Seminary Professor of Systematic Theology, is lecturing on The Challenge of Leadership: Ministering in an Election Year; check the website for livestream information.

FOR COVID-19-SPECIFIC RESOURCES, PLEASE SEE THIS WEEK’S SUPPLEMENTAL SIX NEW THINGS POST.