Six New Things – Week of April 5, 2021

Happy Easter! In this Resurrection Season, we're putting two weeks' worth of New Things into one post - and it's all about New Life experienced through Justice & Liberation; Self-Awareness and Personal Growth; Belonging; Community Transformation;…

Six New Things – Easter Special

Six New Things will take a week off during Holy Week, but just to be sure you've got everything you need, here are our top picks for these High Holy Days: One Our own Rev. Emily Meyer's Go Out with Joy Holy Week liturgies are free, downloadable,…

Six New Things – Week of March 22, 2021

First: This week's Church Anew blog is full of important writing in response to the March 16 shootings in Atlanta. Find lists of ways to engage in the work of anti-racism and ending violence in the Community Engagement section of our home page. The…

Six New Things – Holy Week Supplemental

Just so they didn't get buried in a regular Six New Things, here are some last-minute quick ideas for an engaging, eventful Holy Week and Easter! One Tips & How-Tos for including children - and all generations - in Holy Week abound. Three…

Six New Things – Week of March 15, 2021

One Women's History Month reminds us of women's roles as backbones of community: A Black Women's History of the United States (Beacon) emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are - and have always…

Six New Things – Week of March 8, 2021

One Holy Week is nearly here! Glennys Nellist builds on her 'Twas the Evening of Christmas work with 'Twas the Morning of Easter (Zonderkidz), celebrating Christ's resurrection through the eyes of Mary Magdalene using the familiar language…

Six New Things – Week of March 1, 2021

One Embracing Friends Can I Have a Hug? (Make Believe Ideas) sums up how most of us feel - and offers us a delightful look at healthy and hopeful ways we can share love and affection even when we are not together. Encourage Littles in…

A More Mutually Beneficial Post-Covid

This Great Idea was inspired by the coalescence of the numerous resources mentioned in it, all arriving in The Ministry Lab's inbox within 24 hours of one another! Lead your congregation in re-imagining themselves, your community, and the…

Six New Things – Week of February 22, 2021

Blessing and belonging, empowerment and embrace fill out this week's highlights: One Nutrition expert Alexandra Mackillop confronts the culturally engineered hyper-criticism of women's bodies by examining how dieting harms both physical and…

Six New Things – Week of February 15, 2021

One The cover is so gorgeous and the concept so compelling, we must start with Talitha Shipman's inaugural author/illustrator adventure, Finding Beauty (Beaming), which "[transforms] girls into beauty-seeking adventurers charging out into…