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Six New Things: Friday Supplemental

Books of poetry to spark the imagination and invite into mindfulness; for kids stuck at home…

Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems
by Kate Coombs and illustrated by 
Anna Emilia Laitinen

Publisher: Sounds True
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets
by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by 
Ekua Holmes

Publisher: Candlewick

Need to add some movement and arts to at-home learning? Join BalletNova for online yoga and dance classes and check out Playbill for Broadway musicals to watch at home.

For congregational leaders: Convergence will convene Diana Butler Bass, Traci Blackmon, Brian McLaren, Jacqui Lewis and Cameron Trimble, in a conversation about what COVID-19 means for churches everywhere. The Michigan Conference, UMC has a free guide for setting up facebook live. Faith+Lead’s Faithful Adaptation Webinar #2: Holy Week Worship Ideas happens Tuesday, March 24. The UCC Faith Formation Leaders FourThursday gathering, March 26, invites anyone to zoom in to find support and discuss online Holy Week and Easter worship. And the Minnesota Conference UMC offers these helps:

Upper Room Publishing offers free help in setting up an online classroom and a free Freedom from Worry course.

For other mental health care insights and assistance see the MN Mobile Crisis Mental Health Services or their facebook page. Specifically for youth, EmpowerU has online videos for learning to control stress and anxiety due to COVID-19.

Those ministering with young adults or trying to encourage them in safe practices may find Dr. Fauci’s Huffington Post interview/article helpful fodder for discussion.