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Faith Formation: Cultivating Gratitude & Hope

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

1-Minute Gratitude Journal     Gratitude book list.jpg     Picture of The Blessing of You          Elephant's Music: Filipina, Monika: 9781433835056: Books     Picture of A Flood of Kindness          Cover of My Story Friend     See You Tomorrow: A Manna and Mercy Board Book     Someday We Will: A Book for Grandparents and Grandchildren     Click to go to detail page for Something Beautiful     Help young children develop a growth mindset, cope with making mistakes, and learn to persevere.     What Do I Do with Worry?

Tweens & Teens

Gratitude book list.jpg     Chapter Books to Encourage Mindfulness & Gratitude    BHF logo (with DGT).png

Adult Books

Picture of Bread of Life     Dusk, Night, Dawn               How Not to Be Afraid: Seven Ways to Live When Everything Seems Terrifying     Picture of Looking for God in Messy Places     Messy Minimalism: Realistic Strategies for the Rest of Us     Picture of The Peace Project     Picture of Signs of Hope

Webinars & Trainings

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

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Rev. Dr. Michael Piazza wonders Where Has This Year Gone?!? and encourages us to begin each day with "Thank you".

Rev. Deborah (Deb) Vaughn shares a simple reminder of the gift of noticing the Beauty around Me when days are dreary - and sharing beauty with others.

An Unexpected Emergency in Flight is a reminder of the incredible grace and joy we experience knowing "we are in this together".

5 Ways to Grow Grateful Kids from Faith Formation Ministries

5 Ways to Celebrate With Your Family  

As followers of Jesus, we celebrate to remember and anticipate God’s abundant goodness, creativity, faithfulness, beauty, and love. This practice invites families to cultivate joy with the God who rejoices in us (Zeph. 3:17). Here are five “delight-full” ways to do so.