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Faith Formation: Hope & Resilience

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

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     Drinking Pure Light | Daily Poems of Courage, Compassion, and Surrender (Datsko de Sanchez)     Feed the Wolf: Befriending Our Fears in the Way of Saint Francis     Picture of The Half Known Life     Picture of Forming Resilient Children     From Dry Bones to Living Hope          God Trauma and Wisdom Therapy: A Commentary on Job     The Great Reckoning          Hope in Disarray | Piecing Our Lives Together in Faith (Kim)          Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace          How Not to Be Afraid: Seven Ways to Live When Everything Seems Terrifying     How to Live in a Chaotic Climate by LaUra Schmidt, Aimee Lewis Reau and Chelsie Rivera     How We Live Is How We Die     Inciting Joy     Injustice and the Care of Souls, Second Edition     Ladder to the Light: An Indigenous Elder's Meditations on Hope and Courage          Life After Doom          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          Purposeful Empathy: Tapping Our Hidden Superpower for Personal, Organizational, and Social Change     Receiving This Life: Practicing the Deepest Belonging     Rise Up by Ink & Willow     Searching for the Sacred: Sixty Meditations on Faith, Hope, and Love     Seven Secrets of the Spirit-Filled Life: Daily Renewal, Purpose and Joy  When You Partner with the Holy Spirit: Levison, Jack: 9780800762704: Books          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     We Survived the End of the World: Lessons from Native America on Apocalypse and Hope     Picture of The Whole Language     You Don't Owe Anyone: Free Yourself from the Weight of Expectations

Tweens & Teens

Minnesota Reformer shared Minnesota Mental Health Professionals Say Climate Concerns Driving Patients to Depression by Christopher Ingraham, January 04, 2024.

Can your congregation become a place for young people to process complex emotions and develop resilience and hope by participating - with adults who are passionate about climate care - in taking action to mitigate damage and restore health to all?

gendreadlogo.jpegGen Dread is a newsletter about staying sane in the climate crisis; written by Britt Wray, PhD, author of Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Anxiety, 'an impassioned generational perspective on how to stay sane amid climate disruption'.



Storm and Stress

by Dr. David White, the C. Ellis and Nancy Gribble Nelson Professor of Christian Education, Professor in Methodist Studies at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, TX


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     Birdie  -     By: Eileen Spinelli     Blessed Youth Survival Guide          In Deep Waters: Spiritual Care for Young People in a Climate Crisis     Man's Search for Meaning     The Miracle Seed     A Place Inside of Me     Rise Up by Ink & Willow               There Is a Door in This Darkness - Cashore, Kristin     We Can    Your New Playlist: The Student's Guide to Tapping into the Superpower of  Mindset: Acuff, Jon, Acuff, L.E., Acuff, McRae: 9781540902481:  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     Brave Like Mom     Bright Star          A Dive into the Blue     Everyday Brave     Picture of A Flood of Kindness     God's Coming to Visit!     God's Protection Covers Me          Hope Is a Rainbow by Hoda Kotb     I Am Not Afraid: Psalm 23 for Bedtime          Is Was     The Little Book of Joy     Looking for Happy     Mabel's Topsy-Turvy Homes     Cover of My Story Friend     Look Inside One Thursday Afternoon     Only     Out of the Fires     Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel: The Story of Anne Bradstreet, America's First Published Poet     See You Tomorrow: A Manna and Mercy Board Book     Share Your Love     Cover of Something Happened in Our Park     Squirrel's Sweater     Steeped in Stories: Timeless Children's Novels to Refresh Our Tired Souls     Still This Love Goes On     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     Whatever Comes Tomorrow When I Fly with Papa (9781634891158): Claudia May, Jena  Holliday, Jena Holliday: Books     When Things Are Hard, Remember     Paperback The Wing Book     Wishes          The Worry Workbook     The Year We Learned to Fly


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.


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.


See The Good Journal - By Zach Windahl (hardcover) : Target

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 - Adults

     The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams     Children, Youth, and Spirituality in a Troubling World          Healed, Restored, Forgiven     Healing Liturgies for the Seasons of Life     Healing Worship | Purpose and Practice (Epperly)     Love is the Way by Bishop Michael Curry and Sara Grace          Raising Hope: Four Paths to Courageous Living for Black Youth  -     By: Anne E. Wimberly, Sarah Frances Farmer     Reset the Heart: Unlearning Violence, Relearning Hope  -     By: Mai-Anh Le Tran     Rising Strong by Brene Brown     Front Cover Preview Image - 1 of 12 - Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace          Speaking to Silence: New Rites for Christian Worship and Healing  -     By: Janet S. Peterman     Stitches by Anne Lamott     

In Our Library - Hope - Children's

Always With You     Butterflies Under Our Hats                    Paperback Fly Away Home Book          I Can Make a Difference     Hardcover I'm Your Child, God Book     Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney     On Noah's Ark     Cover of Owl Moon by Jane Yolen          When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner     The Whispering Cloth By Pegi Deitz Shea; Illustrated by Anita Riggio