Six New Things: Friday, 03.27.20, Supplemental

Baker Publishing shares literature aimed at helping us “fight our fears”. InSpirit, the UU Bookstore, shares poetry to soothe, inspire and offer hope. Beaming Books offers a bunch of at-home resources for parents, including projects, books and a DVD. Leaders might share in increments, or offer the whole page to parents. Dwell Sunday School curricula […]

Six New Things: Thursday, 03.26.20, Supplemental

Resources for healthy conversations even in the midst of COVID-19. Many judicatories are urging folks to avoid intimate and/or confidential conversations on most online platforms in order to protect vulnerable individuals and maintain healthy boundaries. In our rush toward community via technology, it can be easy to lose sight of potential hazards. The Inter-Group Association […]

Six New Things: Wednesday, 03.25.20, Supplemental

Michel Gribble-Dates and her daughter Joy share a youtube video of their Son Salutation from Story and Stretch. UCC Faith Formation Leaders gather every FourThursday for networking, support and info-gathering. Sounds good, right now, yes!!?? Leaders of all stripes and backgrounds are invited to join this week in the discussion of on-line-ing church and at-home […]

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Worries Are Not Forever and its new companion Worries Are Not Forever Board Book (both available bi-lingually in Spanish) are timely offerings from Free Spirit. Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope (IVP) could be an excellent parent/youth at-home/small group discussion. You could share the trailer for Materiality as Resistance: […]

Six New Things: Tuesday, 03.24.20, Supplemental

The PC(USA) Store has a huge list of resources for on-lining church (worship and study groups) and free downloadable faith formation for all ages: books, coloring pages, study guides, etc. From  Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday you’ll find a daily activity for families on Sparkhouse’s Facebook and Instagram page, along with several discounted curricula adaptable to at-home faith formation. The […]

Six New Things: Monday, 03.23.20, Supplemental

Richard Rohr continues to support us all with words of wisdom and hope. Underground Seminary’s “In the End, the Beginning”: Climate Catastrophe, Church, and Permaculture, is now online only: Monday, March 23, 7-9pm. A zoom link will be sent to registrants, only! Faith Inkubators offers a pdf-format Pandemic Hope: A Family Devotional for Life During COVID-19. […]

Six New Things: Saturday, 03.21.20, Supplemental

Today’s post is intended to sustain you church leaders: this is all for you. Internalize and use what is helpful; discard the rest. My friend, an air traffic controller at the Dubai International Airport (and therefore no stranger to stress), shared Kitty O’Meara’s Daily Round post from March 16th on his facebook page. You may […]

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 Poemsby Kate Coombs and illustrated by Anna Emilia LaitinenPublisher: Sounds TrueOut of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poetsby Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Ekua HolmesPublisher: Candlewick Need to add some movement and arts to at-home learning? Join BalletNova […]

Six New Things: Supplemental

In the interest of supporting all those on the front lines of meeting needs and concerns of parishioners, loved ones and your own souls, I offer the following resources: This month’s MN Conference UCC’s FourThursday faith formation leaders gathering will be a zoom meeting. The topic, not surprisingly, is mutual support and resourcing around changing […]


In the face of COVID-19 and the numerous ways this pandemic will effect our individuals, families, congregations and communities, The Ministry Lab hopes to provide timely resources for connecting people across the ‘social distancing’ divide, offering meaningful faith formation for family settings, and inspire online worship expressions that will ground, unite, sustain and inspire congregations. […]

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