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Pastoral Care: Hope & Resilience

hotlines, guidelines and crisis intervention contacts; and support for pastoral care for children, tweens, teens, families, differently abled persons, elders and folks with memory concerns; including mindfulness, personal care and volunteer support

Adult Books

All Our Griefs to Bear          Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman     Dear Anxiety, Let's Break Up: 40 Devotions to Conquer Worry and Fear     The Defiant Middle: How Women Claim Life's In-Betweens to Remake the World     Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee     Feed the Wolf: Befriending Our Fears in the Way of Saint Francis     Picture of Forming Resilient Children     From Dry Bones to Living Hope          The Great Reckoning               How Not to Be Afraid: Seven Ways to Live When Everything Seems Terrifying     Ladder to the Light: An Indigenous Elder's Meditations on Hope and Courage          Front Cover          Picture of A Mind of Their Own     Neighbor Love through Fearful Days: Finding Purpose and Meaning in a Time of Crisis     Picture of Not Forsaken     Our Angry Eden: Faith and Hope on a Hotter, Harsher Planet     Peanut Butter and Dragon Wings     Prayers for Comfort and Encouragement          Rise Up by Ink & Willow     Searching for the Sacred: Sixty Meditations on Faith, Hope, and Love          Shelter in This Place     Shelter Theology: The Religious Lives of People without Homes     Picture of Signs of Hope     Slow Family Living by Bernadette Noll     Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers     Take What You Need: Life Lessons after Losing Everything     Thrivers by Michele Borba, Ed. D.     To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope     United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope     Picture of The Whole Language     You Don't Owe Anyone: Free Yourself from the Weight of Expectations

Tweens & Teens

Flipbook cover and spreadThe LessLonely #2022TimeCapsule is a digital booklet containing dozens of stories from young people ages 13-25, celebrating an experience of belonging and connection from the past school year.

An eight-week study on health and well-being with the discipline of meditation and spiritual practices; easily translatable to an online meeting environment.

Includes a Student GuideLeader Guide, and free guide for leading virtually.

offers a 4-week curriculum on anxiety and faith for high school students.

Ancestor Approved     Blessed Youth Survival Guide          In Deep Waters: Spiritual Care for Young People in a Climate Crisis     Man's Search for Meaning     A Place Inside of Me     Rise Up by Ink & Willow     Empower teens to take control of their digital life.     Struggle to Be Strong 2019     We Can    Your New Playlist: The Student's Guide to Tapping into the Superpower of  Mindset: Acuff, Jon, Acuff, L.E., Acuff, McRae: 9781540902481: Amazon.com:  Books

iBme's website is informative. Retreats and courses may be life-changing.

Children's Books

As Babies Dream     Bella's Recipe for Success          Black Boy Joy     Black Is a Rainbow Color     Bright Star     Picture of A Flood of Kindness     God's Coming to Visit!     God's Protection Covers Me          Is Was     Cover of My Story Friend     Look Inside One Thursday Afternoon     Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel: The Story of Anne Bradstreet, America's First Published Poet     See You Tomorrow: A Manna and Mercy Board Book     Cover of Something Happened in Our Park     Squirrel's Sweater     Steeped in Stories: Timeless Children's Novels to Refresh Our Tired Souls     Tofu Takes Time     Help young children develop a growth mindset, cope with making mistakes, and learn to persevere.     Violet the Snowgirl: A Story of Loss and Healing     Picture of What Do You Say to a Dragon??     We All Play     We Can     Amazon.com: When I Fly with Papa (9781634891158): Claudia May, Jena  Holliday, Jena Holliday: Books     When Things Are Hard, Remember     Wishes          The Worry Workbook     The Year We Learned to Fly

Online

anxiety-ge396b64e1_1920 Stress and Anxiety Case Study by: LHawkins

CYMT's “Stress and Anxiety” Case Study, taken from the Cultivate 2019 event in Nashville, TN, is a great opportunity to theologically reflect on an issue that isn’t going away any time soon.

Erin Strobes' mission for her monthly blog, Nourish, is to help you be kinder to yourself and others.

Check out the SoulPancake website: full of beautiful stories to inspire, encourage, and deepen conversations.

Home

We need public rituals of confession … of lamentation.

Krista Tippet with Rev. Phil Jackson

Download Here | Loving-Kindness Meditation

Find a variety of free practices and more information on self-compassion here.

OnBeing created their Future of Hope podcast; listen; share.

The Wisdom App: teaching, practice, and a community of accompaniment for rising to the highest callings of this moment in the life of the world; and their first course, Hope Is a Muscle.

Doors open at Black Table Arts | Longfellow Nokomis Messenger

Please listen to/watch Renee' Jones-Schneider's Star Tribune article, Black Twin Citians Finding Comfort in Safe Spaces. May every BIPOC soul find a safe space.

Finding Steady Ground: Strengthening Our Spirits to Resist and Thrive in These Times: 7 behaviors that develop powerful and strategic actions

iBme's website is informative. Retreats and courses may be life-changing.

Activities

The Good for Nothing Tree includes a note on its New Testament origins and a recipe.

Bella's Recipe for Success

A recipe for Polvorones con Dulce de Leche is included at the back of the book so kids can have fun making their own.

Download the free Bella's Recipe for Success dulce de leche recipeand Spanish flashcards for kids to continue learning with Bella!

In Our Library

Children, Youth, and Spirituality in a Troubling World     Healed, Restored, Forgiven     Healing Liturgies for the Seasons of Life     Healing Worship | Purpose and Practice (Epperly)          Raising Hope: Four Paths to Courageous Living for Black Youth  -     By: Anne E. Wimberly, Sarah Frances Farmer          Speaking to Silence: New Rites for Christian Worship and Healing  -     By: Janet S. Peterman