Six New Things – Week of November 16

One Develop gratitude with Illustrated Ministry's Thankful Hearts Coloring Pages or resources from our Thanksgiving Children & Families and Worship lib guides. Two Start Creating Special Memories at Home this Christmas after a day retreat…

Six New Things – Week of November 9

It's post-election in the USA and that means virtually nothing as far as leaders' personal and spiritual well-being: the tension, division and pandemic remain. One To bolster your own mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, participate…

Six New Things – October 26

One Feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and burned-out? You are not alone - and there's help. Develop resilience with: Running on Empty (Thurs. Oct. 29), which will address burn-out concerns with pastoral leaders; Cora Brown's Covid Coping:…

Six New Things: Week of October 12

One Leadership Development and Support: [Yours and Others] We can all use help finding grounding and maintaining balance. Melinda Emily Thomas introduces Sacred Balance: Aligning Body and Spirit through Yoga and the Benedictine Way (Broadleaf);…

Six New Things: Week of October 5

One Indigenous Peoples' Day is October 12: change perspectives by engaging more honest narratives about Native Peoples' experiences with resources suggested by the UUA, including We Are Water Protectors (Roaring Brook), We Are Grateful (Charlesbridge)…

Six New Things: Week of September 28

One What hopes do you have for the future? Dreams for Our Daughters (Eerdmans) "encourages young girls to become leaders [who] stand up for themselves and others"; Awesomely Emma (Beaming) makes kids cheer at the inner awesome in themselves…

Six New Things: Week of September 21

One Chalk the Vote!!! Shape the national narrative! Inspiration: Rev. Dr. Michael Piazza's Liberating Word (citing Octavia Butler) Brian McLaren's The Five Electorates in 2020 Information: Stacey Abrams' All In: The Fight…

Six New Things: Week of September 7

One Inspired by real-life events, For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World (Flyaway) looks at one family's response to racism and gun violence. (Includes a discussion guide created by the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY). Two the…

Six New Things: Week of August 24

One Ralph De La Rosa's timely Don't Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels & Freak-Outs (Penguin Random House) offers "warm, funny, streetwise... tools for coping in contentious times". Offer a little levity to…

Six New Things: Week of August 17

One Leigh Finke has edited two helpful books: one for your teens: Queerfully and Wonderfully Made: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens (Augsburg Fortress) offers “insight and support from an amazing group of LGBTQ+ professionals, as well…