Six New Things – Week of January 3, 2022

Move into this new year with hopeful epiphanies, Lenten anticipation, transformational stories, elder’s wisdom, creative resilience, and courage.


Don’t miss our free Epiphany Worship Service, led by youth and leaders from across the state and featuring all-ages/abilities movement liturgy led by Michel Gribble, with music from Billy McLaughlin!! Request access here.

And Illustrated Ministry has Epiphany Coloring Pages, a free Epiphany lesson from their Mini-Revolutions curriculum, and more for Epiphany observances at home or on-sight.

See our Chalking the Door Great Idea for another at-home Epiphany activity!


Be inspired for Lent and Easter plans by worship elements from Barn Geese, A Sanctified Art, and others (we’ll keep adding!) in our Lent-Easter Liturgical Elements lib guide.

The ever-popular Traci Smith’s Faithful Families for Lent, Easter, and Resurrection (Chalice) offers prayers and practices to share at home.


The Center for Action and Contemplation (home of Fr. Richard Rohr and his popular Daily Meditations) has created We Conspire, a new monthly email featuring wisdom and stories from the emerging Christian contemplative movement and alternative orthodoxy.


Develop your own wisdom as you move into elderhood with Life, Part Two: Seven Keys to Awakening with Purpose and Joy as You Age (Shambala).


Draw strength, develop courage, and be inspired by quotes from Black voices, the Bible, and hymns in, Rise Up: A Coloring Book Celebrating Black Courage, Resilience, and Faith (Ink and Willow); and do not miss Dr. Jacqui Lewis’s Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness that Can Heal the World (Harmony).

Find additional wisdom for Leading through Change/Conflict in our lib guide.


When courage fails in your Littles, help them manage anxiety with ideas from Isaiah & the Worry Pack: Learning to Trust God with All Our Fears (IVP Kids).


Happy New Year, Blessed Epiphany, and Peace as you lead into this ever-changing future!