Six New Things – Week of December 28, 2020


Mark the turning of the year by opening your heart and listening to God in Christos Center’s New Year’s Eve Quiet Pause, Dec. 31; 4:00-6:00 PM CST.


End 2020 and begin 2021 with some self-compassion: the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion invites any and all to Renew Your Self Compassion for the New Year with two free mini-retreats (12.30.20; 6:00-9:00 PM CST & 12.31.20; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST); and the MN Annual Conference’s Jody Thone invites leaders to a Self-Compassion Study (01.08.21), to “look at three components of compassion and [one’s] own rhythm of compassion, which is necessary to be compassionate toward others”.


Rejuvenate and inspire your youth ministry leaders with Bob Goff’s regionally-grounded, multicultural, multi-denominational Recharge Conference (01.09.21; 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM CST).


Outdoor Ministry, UCC, presents a Creation Justice Zoom Series (free and open to all; starting 01.14.21; 7:00-8:30 PM, CST) which “consider our sacred connections to land, water, and air and how individuals, families, and congregations might respond to climate change”.

Find additional resources to inspire individual, household, and congregational creation care in our Social Justice: Climate & Sustainability lib guide


Re-up your pastoral care of people struggling with addiction with Lane Campbell and Katie Kandarian-Morris‘, This Day in Recovery: 365 Meditations (Skinner House), which “offers a short, daily experience to help bring readers back to their spiritual center in the daily moments of struggle and questioning”.

Find further resources for helping people with addictions in our Pastoral Care: Mental Health & Addictions lib guide.


Enjoy and share Debbie Wong’s film for The Work of the People, A Prayer in Search of Holy Connection: a beautiful offering to close out this year of separation and isolation.


The Ministry Lab is currently “closed”. We look forward to curating, creating, and consulting with you in 2021!