It’s Native American Heritage Month. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And fast on its heals are Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. If these next few weeks always feel like a sprint, we’re here to help you get out of the blocks with grace:
Support the work of Indigenous Water Protectors with Growing Green Heart’s free Wade in the Water science/faith/water/leadership curriculum. Join The Ministry Lab, Growing Green Hearts, and a slew of local leaders for an introductory event November 18.
If you’re ready for the marathon of political reform, Stan Cox has directions for The Path to a Livable Future: A New Politics to Fight Climate Change, Racism, and the Next Pandemic (City Lights).
To better understand and support those who have been running for a while, share Parenting with an Accent: How Immigrants Honor Their Heritage, Navigate Setbacks, and Chart New Paths for Their Children (Beacon) and/or Harold J. Recinos’ “triumph”, Cornered by the Dark: Poems (Paraclete) and lead your congregation toward becoming a safe harbor.
Find additional resources for supporting immigrants in your community in our Social Justice: Immigrants & Refugees lib guide.
If the road has been more internal than geographic, Emmy Kegler’s All Who Are Weary: Easing the Burden on the Walk with Mental Illness (Broadleaf), may help to lighten the load.
Find additional Thanksgiving activities and resources in our lib guide.
If you’re looking a little further down the road to Advent and Christmas – check out our Intergenerational Advent pageant/liturgy, Dreams of a New Day, and its accompanying/preparatory multi-generational Bible study; Rev. Elsa Cook’s Pandemic Fireside Prayers for Christmas; or for right now, her Pandemic Prayer Stations for Proper 28.