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Baptism Ceremony – Church on the Square
Father Jim Hamilton describes the importance of baptism in the context of a congregation: as a way of reaching back and forward in time and space with the communion of saints, as a way of celebrating the gift of a child to the Gregory family and their community, and above all, as a commitment to the way of Jesus.

Children’s Camp Program
A summer camp leadership guide from Barbara C. Harris Camp, detailing how camp leaders can spend the summer discovering ancient rhythms of life which have oriented and sustained Christians for centuries. Participants have the chance to experiment with incorporating these rhythms of turning, learning, praying, worshiping, blessing, going out, and resting into the other rhythms of their lives together.

Living Well: Discernment
This downloadable chapter of “Living Well: Christian Practices for Everyday Life” presents one of the essential practices for a Christian way of life: Discernment. Written for adults, parents, and families to use in learning about and living Christian practices, this chapter presents the Biblical foundation of how we discover our gifts, listen to the community, and follow God’s call to live out our individual ministries.

Pew Card
This pew card, designed and produced by the Diocese of Texas, provides a helpful, editable PDF template with a basic introduction to the Way of Love. Built specifically for the Easter season, it can be changed to reflect other major seasons of the Church year.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Basking Ridge: Way of Love Course
In this series of videos produced by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Basking Ridge, Diocese of New Jersey, Fr. Rick Morley gives a reflection on each of the seven practices of the Way of Love. These videos are perfect for individual or small group listening.

The Way of Love for the Easter Season 2020
This calendar for the Easter season, created by Sue Van Oss of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Duluth, Minnesota, offers a practice for each of the Great 50 Days.

The Way of Love in Conversation with the Catechism
This resource, created by the Rev. Drew Courtright of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Concord, Episcopal Church in New Hampshire, explores the relationship between the Way of Love and the catechism found in the Book of Common Prayer. It is built around eight sessions of around an hour each – one session for each practice as well as an overview. This resource is especially pertinent in preparing for confirmation, reception, or reaffirmation.

The Way of Love Poster Pack
This set of downloadable posters from the inimitable Jay Sidebotham feature images in full color as well as black and white (suitable for coloring). Text is in both Spanish and English. All images are scalable for use as anything from postcards to posters.

The Way of Love: An Intergenerational Gathering
As a means to introduce The Way of Love to children and families (including grandparents), the following download offers a 90-minute session to engage all ages in learning about the seven practices that Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has called the Episcopal Church to follow in our daily life.

Way of Love Bingo Cards
From the Rev. Furman Buchanan of St. Peter’s, Greenville, S.C.: “Although this resource could be used by anyone on their own, it might work best as part of a parish or other community activity. At my parish, we plan to invite people to participate in building some Holy Habits in this time of separation in accord with the Way of Love–turning from old norms, praying, worshipping, learning, serving, being generous, and resting.

We are asking people who achieve a full line (BINGO) to take a picture of their card and send in their name to be entered into a drawing. Each week we will select 3 or 4 winners of a small gift certificate at a local business as a way of supporting small local businesses in the process!”

Way of Love Journal – Convention Booklet
This convention booklet from the Diocese of Michigan includes worksheets and personal reflection spaces based around the practices of the Way of Love.

Way of Love Practices

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