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Embracing the Wonder of God's Love

November 6, 2014

Do you know sleep-deprived parents of a newborn? Help them embrace the wonder of God’s love for their child in the Candle Press booklet, This Child of God. The booklet contains suggestions for the simplest and briefest prayers with infants. It also includes “noticing” prayers for toddlers to help the parents create grounded, prayer-full traditions. […]

What is on your summer reading list?

November 6, 2014

Most of us working in ministry set aside a few books during the year to ‘read in the summer.’ A few days ago, I received an email from Sharon Ely Pearson with her reading list. She included some fantastic books: Child by Child: Supporting Children with Learning Differences and Their Families by Susan Richardson Will […]

Praying for Reconciliation in South Sudan

November 6, 2014

I know that only a few of us will have the opportunity to participate in the prayers for the people of South Sudan next Monday at Tillman Chapel. However, I hope that wherever you are at 9:15 am (EST) on Monday, July 8 you will join us in lifting prayers of hope for peace and […]

Including Children in Worship

November 6, 2014

I ran across this blog in my Internet travels yesterday. It looks like a great resource for worship leaders who want to include children in the congregation’s worship. Have a look for yourself and let me know what you think:

Patterning Our Lives on God

November 6, 2014

I ran across the article, A Model For Community, in an email last week. I was particularly challenged by their ideas around skill development for community building. I would love to hear what you think. Post your comments below. ————————– A Model for Communityby Cameron Harder It is not enough simply to assert, “Because God is […]

Civil Rights Sunday is September 15

November 6, 2014

On September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed, killing four little girls and marking a turning point in the U.S. 1960s Civil Rights Movement that ultimately contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In a recent blog post, Sharon Ely Pearson referenced a trip taken by Fran Woodruff (On the Chancel Steps) […]

Praying Compline with Your Children

November 6, 2014

Today, I am re-posting (with permission, of course!) a recent article by the Rev. Jeff Jackson, that appeared on his blog on July 27. I thought the post was a great mixture of meaning and learning, with just the right dash of fun. Enjoy! 6 Reasons to Pray Compline with Kids For many years, we […]

Children's Sabbath theme announced, materials available

November 6, 2014

Each October Episcopal Churches observe the Children’s Sabbath by holding special worship services, education programs, and advocacy activities to engage people of faith in improving the lives of children and their families. This year, the 2013 National Observance of Children’s Sabbath will be October 18-20. The theme is “Beating Swords Into Plowshares: Ending the Violence […]

Episcopal Relief & Development Offers Curriculum for Children

November 6, 2014

Episcopal Relief & Development offers two programs in which children (and others) are invited to plan and complete a project in their local community or congregation. The Abundant Life Garden Project  includes resources to facilitate a formation program focused on a community garden.  To further link this program to Episcopal Relief & Development’s ongoing work with […]

Preparing for the Program Year: Weaving God's Promises Curriculum for Children and Youth

November 6, 2014

Weaving God’s Promises is a three-year Episcopal curriculum for children and middle-school youth, published by Morehouse Education Resources. The curriculum is divided into two programs: Weaving God’s Promises for Children for ages 3-11 Weaving God’s Promises for Youth for ages 12-14 Each of these programs weaves Episcopal history and theology into fun and engaging activities, incorporating multiple learning […]

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David Stickley

Formation Associate