Six New Things – Week of April 4, 2022

Explore the power and importance of embracing personal boundaries to move through grief and trauma toward reconciliation, reparations, and new life – across racial, generational, identity and other divides.


Hattie Hates Hugs (Beaming) teaches “the importance of respecting people’s boundaries” and provides an example of confident personal advocacy.


All Our Griefs to Bear (Herald) will help your congregation “process the cascading trauma of our time”, and includes practices of lament, storytelling, and blessing to nurture resilience and compassion.


Forgiveness and Reparations, the Healing Journey (Fortress) outlines how “reparations rightly engaged [are] part of a spiritual process of forgiveness and reconciliation”.

Learn more about reparations in our Restorative Justice lib guide.


Become a space of renewal for youth with help from The New Normal, Updated & Expanded: 10 Ways to Care for Gen Z in a Post-Pandemic World (Springtide)


Illustrated Ministry makes it easy to respect boundaries and express exuberant welcome with their You Are Loved flags – in English and/or Spanish.


Open the hearts and minds of your littlest ones with Make Space for Jesus: Learning about Lent and Easter (from Laura Alary, beloved author of Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter; both Paraclete) – and invite them to embrace “Jesus’ way of compassion, welcome, and generosity” while learning that sadness gives way to new life.

And don’t miss Illustrated Ministry’s new Stations of the Cross Interactive Reflection Guide.

Find more last-minute resources for Lent & Easter in our lib guide.