Six New Things – Week of March 4, 2024

It’s Women’s History Month and the middle of Lent – and that means Holy Week – and Summer Planning – are just around the corner. No worries!


Is it for Women’s History Month? Or Confirmation Classes? Or for a summer camp? Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints‘ new companion, Part II: We Are Made of Stories & Stardust (Watchfire) is finally out! This much anticipated follow-up to Long Live Good & Holy Trouble, is a wonderful, expandable, multi-age curriculum that offers lots of adaptations as participants enter the stories of 11 more troublemakers and saints.

Find additional ideas for summer with Teens & Tweens in our lib guide.


Social Justice Books’, Women’s History Month: A Book Every Day is an excellent list of over 30 stories about inspiring women throughout United States history. Written for children and young people, the books introduce readers to women from diverse backgrounds and identities, whose lives and work impacted justice, inclusion, equity, daily life, the arts, sports, and more.

Find additional reads and resources in our Confronting Misogyny lib guide.


Gift yourself and/or the women in your life with Uncomplicated: Simple Secrets for a Compelling Life (Herald), which ‘equips women with 10 timeless lessons drawn from past generations to overcome practical obstacles and solve daily challenges with a calm presence, authentic faith, and voice of reason’.

Find additional inspiration for Simplicity/Minimalism in our lib guide.


Venture into women’s history multi-generationally with online resources from Yale Divinity School, including:


If you’re still deciding how to engage young people in Christ’s Passion narratives, check out Storytelling with Shapes: Holy Week and/or Storytelling with Shapes: Easter (Illustrated Ministry), ‘unique and engaging way[s] to enrich the Holy Week experience through creative storytelling and tangram puzzles… perfect for a wide audience… [and] ideal for intergenerational events.’

Find other creative ways to share the stories of Jesus’ final days in age-appropriate ways in our Holy Week & Easter lib guide.


And in case you’re ready for it, Building Faith just shared their VBS and Summer Camp Curriculum Top Picks for 2024. Learn about the process and the reviewers here. Find the full side-by-side slidedeck here.

For more Summer VBS/VBC ideas, see our lib guide.