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Faith Formation: Faith, Love, Compassion, Forgiveness

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Children's Books

All Will Be Well          A Beginner's Guide to Being Human     Picture of The Blessing of You     JAN19;FA19;KDS19;KDBW;SC191;KDSU;KDBK;BAF     Picture of Can I Have a Hug?     Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco     the coat          Picture of Different--A Great Thing to Be!          Elephant's Music: Filipina, Monika: 9781433835056: Amazon.com: Books     Fiona Helps a Friend     Picture of A Flood of Kindness     The Forgiveness Garden     God's Coming to Visit!           Good News! God Loves You!     Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild!     Hiding Baby Moses     Hot Day on Abbott Avenue     I Am Love     Picture of I Can Help     I Help     Reassure children that they are loved and loveable with words of affirmation for kids.          I Wish You Knew     Maybe I Can Love My Neighbor Too     My Voice Is a Trumpet by Jimmie Allen     Let's Do Everything and Nothing               Love Is          Loved     Loving Kindness     Mabel's Topsy-Turvy Homes               Peace is an Offering by Annette LeBox     The Raven and the Dove, The Big Fish, and The Stubborn Donkey     Run, Little Chaski!          Click to go to detail page for Something Beautiful     Squirrel's Sweater     Sulwe     Cover of They’re So Flamboyant     Together          Help young children develop a growth mindset, cope with making mistakes, and learn to persevere.     Under the Lemon Moon     Look Inside Walking toward Peace     What Is God Like? by Rachel Held Evans and Matthew Paul Turner     What Is Love?     When We Are Kind     Wonder Awaits!          You're Loved     

Tweens & Teens

All of This Is for You     Black Enough          Chapter Books about Bullies, Bystanders, and Being Kind               Shaped by God     You Can Talk To God Like That: The Surprising Power of Lament to Save Your Faith

Adults

After Doubt: Swoboda: 9781587434518: Amazon.com: Books     All of This Is for You     Be the Brave One: Living Your Spiritual Values Out Loud and Other Life Lessons     Boomerang / Bumerán     Picture of Centering Prayer     Cornered by the Dark          Dear Anxiety, Let's Break Up: 40 Devotions to Conquer Worry and Fear     Dear Parent     The Deepest Belonging: A Story about Discovering Where God Meets Us Cover Image     Dusk, Night, Dawn     Eternal Heart: The Mystical Path to a Joyful Life     Fierce Love by Dr. Jacqui Lewis     The Gospel of Peace in a Violent World     I Am Diosa     John Pavlovitz; Pavlovitz; palvovitz; plavlovitz; jon Pavlovitz; john Pavlovitz book; Pavlovitz book; john Pavlovitz books; Pavlovitz books; new Pavlovitz; new john Pavlovitz; new Pavlovitz book; new Pavlovitz books; new john Pavlovitz book; new john Pavlovitz books; stuff that needs to be said; stuff that needs to be said blog; stuff that needs to be said book; spiritual none; spiritual nones; religious none; religious nones; if god is love; If god is love book; if god is love Pavlovitz; if god is love john Pavlovitz; if god is love Pavlovitz book; if god is love john Pavlovitz book; if god is love don’t be a jerk; if god is love, don’t be a jerk; if god is love dont be a jerk; if god is love, don’t be a jerk; finding faith that makes us better; finding a faith that makes us better humans; Christian living book; Christian living books; progressive Christian; progressive Christians; progressive Christianity; progressive Christian book; progressive Christianity book; progressive Christianity books; the church of not being horrible; how to be a better Christian; being a better Christian; Christian left; the Christian left; progressive Christian author, progressive Christian authors; john Pavlovitz twitter; john Pavlovitz facebook; Pavlovitz twitter; john Pavlovitz facebook; john Pavlovitz trump; john Pavlovitz Wikipedia; who is john Pavlovitz; john Pavlovitz author; john Pavlovitz blog; john Pavlovitz quotes; johnpavlovitz.com; john Pavlovitz bio; pastor john Pavlovitz youtube; liberal christian; liberal christianity; liberal christian book; liberal christianiy books; progressive religion; progressive religion books; F2021     Imagining Our Neighbors as Ourselves: How Art Shapes Empathy     In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World     Leading with Love     The Lightmaker's Manifesto: How to Work for Change without Losing Your Joy          Picture of Love Is the Resistance     Love Without Limits: Jesus' Radical Vision for Love with No Exceptions               Neighbor Love through Fearful Days: Finding Purpose and Meaning in a Time of Crisis     On Love and Mercy     Our Angry Eden: Faith and Hope on a Hotter, Harsher Planet     Picture of The Peace Project     cover of Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus     Red Lip Theology by Candice Marie Benbow     Cover for Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul     Searching for the Sacred: Sixty Meditations on Faith, Hope, and Love     Shaped by God     Picture of Signs of Hope     Cover for The Sins of Scripture          Picture of Talking God     This Difficult Thing of Being Human     Tongue-Tied     Welcoming the Unwelcome     Picture of The Whole Language          You Can Talk To God Like That: The Surprising Power of Lament to Save Your Faith     

In Our Library

     Available Hope: Parenting, Faith, and a Terrifying World - Richardson, Julie E               Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School     20195847     The Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe, and Get Along                         Sticks and Stones by Emily Bazelon     Way of Love

Activities

Golden Rule Resources in multiple languages available here.

Family Time Kit

A kit designed to inspire compassion and courage, and family connection!

Let's Do Everything and Nothing

This activity kit inspired by Let's Do Everything and Nothing inspires kids to think of others—interviewing a family member about their day or coloring a heartfelt sign to give to a friend—and all the joy that love brings to their world.

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Doing Good Together's Complete Resource Collection includes books, printouts and activities for families and all ages.

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Prayers for Compassion Coloring Pages: Volume 2

Prayers for Compassion Coloring Pages: Volume 2 includes five beautifully illustrated prayers from Compassion Camp. You can also pick up Volume 1 here.

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Picture of Daddy and Me     Picture of Mommy and Me

Everyday Family Faith     Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home

Other Childrens' Book Lists

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Doing Good Together encourages parents in

Raising Engaged Humans: A Book List for Big-Hearted Parents

Blogs, Podcasts, & Articles

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

Please read - and save and share - Rev. Dr. Cameron Trimble's In Defense of Empathy - in which she cites Andrew Boyd's Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe and shares quotes from every major world religion revealing that, "Deep empathy is the gateway to knowing God."

Home

We need public rituals of confession … of lamentation.

Krista Tippet with Rev. Phil Jackson

Auckland Diocese Anglican priest Jemma Allen offers a few words on developing self-compassion, and with it Kindness.

When I'm Hard to Love, Love Me Harder by Kelly Isola from Progressive Christianity.

See Daily Meditations from Richard Rohr, especially:

An Expanding Love, week of March 14-20, 2021.

Hell, No!, week of Sept. 12-17, 2021.

Compassion, week of September 26-October 1, 2021.

Full-Body Knowing, part of Devotion

Webinars & Training

Self-Compassion for Girls

In this 10-lesson course, Dr. Karen Bluth explores why self-compassion is a resource that people can learn, put in their toolbox, and use whenever they have a challenging day or even a challenging moment. And crucially, she explains how we can help teenage girls develop self-compassion to aid them in the fight against depression.

CONVERGENCE offers numerous leadership and community development webinars on-demand or in a cohort:

Announcing: The New Normal

Springtide Research Institute is a wealth of research-based information for boundaries and best practices for youth and young adult ministries. The New Normal: 8 Ways to Care for Gen Z in a Post-Pandemic World is but one example.

In the Works Series

In the Works Series

This five-session series explores how Christians can be part of God’s mission in the world. Each title includes five inspiring daily readings for each week; five easy-to-use discussion guides (with activities, Bible study, and discussion activities); and follow-up action options to apply the study to real-world life.

Sessions include:

  • How Do I Begin? Sharing Your Faith
  • How Do I Make It Right? Doing Justice in a Broken World
  • What Do I Do with My Life? Serving God through Work
  • What Do I Owe? Managing the Gifts God Gives You
  • Where Do I Come in? Joining God's Mission