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Faith Formation: Change-Makers

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 - Books

     All the Feelings Under the Sun     Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior     Bella's Recipe for Success     Picture of Birds of the Air               Change Sings  is brought to life by #1  New York Times  bestselling illustrator Loren Long, the artist behind Barack Obama’s children’s book  Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters . Written as a children’s anthem, Gorman’s book reminds the newest generation that they have the power to shape the word with their actions and voices.     Picture of Dream Big, My Precious One          Emilio's Very Bright IDEA          Finding Beauty     Flipflopi: How a Boat Made from Flip-Flops Is Helping to Save the Ocean          A Girl's Bill of Rights     I Affirm Me                         The Kid with Big, Big Ideas     Kiki Kicks     Liberty's Civil Rights Road Trip     The Little Book of Joy          Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers               Maybe You Might     My Voice Is a Trumpet by Jimmie Allen          Para Todos - For All     Pinkie Promises     Main_rainbow_weaver_fnl_jkt          Sarah Rising          Say Their Names Trade Book (Hardcover)     Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World     Cyril the Lonely Cloud: 9780192767585: Amazon.com: Books     Sofia Valdez's Big Project Book for Awesome Activists     Cover of Something Happened in Our Park     Something Someday               Together     Walking for Water | Kids Can Press     Look Inside Walking toward Peace     We Are Allies!     We Are Better Together     We Wait for the Sun               Of Words and Water: The Story of Wilma Dykeman—Writer, Historian, Environmentalist Trade Book (Hardcover)     The Year We Learned to Fly     You Are Revolutionary     Zero Waste Kids: Hands-On Projects and Activities to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Zonia's Rain Forest

Includes a translation of the story in Ashaninka, information about the Ashaninka community, and resources on the Amazon rain forest and its wildlife.

Tweens & Teens - Books

Ancestor Approved          Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way     A Brown Girl's Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition and Step into Your Power     Chingona: Owning Your Inner Badass for Healing and Justice     Diary of a Young Naturalist     Susan Verde I Am One: A Book of Action     In Defense of Kindness: Why It Matters, How It Changes Our Lives, and How It Can Save the World     Micro Activism     Mightier Than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing     Practical advice to help kids of all abilities achieve their goals and build a growth mindset     The Power to Bless: How to Speak Life and Empower the People You Love:  Wright, Alan, Chapman, Gary: 9781540900555: Amazon.com: Books     The Purpose Gap     Notable Native People     Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Challenges     The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks     Resistance Stories from Black History     Rolling Warrior     Cover of Something Happened in Our Park     Stamped (For Kids)     To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope     We Can     We Rise Higher: Poems and Prayers for Graduates     What Makes You Come Alive: A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman     BL_TheWorkIsTheWork_Cover_9781506493374c     Book Image Not Available     Youth to Power

Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way   Study Guide here

Peer Ministry Leadership – Leadership Training Peer Ministry works with all denominations. The theology is Christian, and flows from the Good Samaritan Story, with emphases on relational caring, welcoming and affirming skills. PML is a good fit for many denominations and adapts well for various settings. Programs include:

Adults - Books

Cover for The Art of Gathering     Ask Me for a Blessing (You Know You Need One)     Amazon.com: A Beautiful Constraint: How To Transform Your Limitations Into  Advantages, and Why It's Everyone's Business eBook : Barden, Mark, Morgan,  Adam: Kindle Store     bell hooks' Spiritual Vision: Buddhist, Christian, and Feminist     Beyond Welcome     A Brown Girl's Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition and Step into Your Power     Building Up a New World | Congregational Organizing for Transformative Impact     Front Cover - Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory     Chingona: Owning Your Inner Badass for Healing and Justice     Cover Image     Courageous Faith | How to Rise and Resist in a Time of Fear (Heath)     meenadchi: Decolonizing Non-Violent Communication – ooga booga     Picture of Digital Ministry and Leadership in Today's Church     Dirt Road Revival     Don't Burn Out, Burn Bright: Young, Jason: 9781540902955: Amazon.com: Books     The Enneagram for Black Liberation: Return to Who You Are Beneath the Armor You Carry     The Everyday Advocate: Living Out Your Calling to Social Justice     Finding Our Way to the Truth: Seven Lies Leaders Believe and How to Let Go of Them     The Genius of Justice     How We Live Is How We Die     In Good Time: 8 Habits for Reimagining Productivity, Resisting Hurry, and  Practicing Peace: Michel, Jen Pollock: 9781540900548: Amazon.com: Books     Leading Faithful Innovation: Following God into a Hopeful Future     Leading While Black: The Intersectionality of Race, Leadership, and God          Love Your Mother: 50 States, 50 Stories, and 50 Women United for Climate Justice     Management in a Changing World     Only Work Sundays | A Laidback Guide to Doing Less while Helping Your Church Thrive (Miller)          People Throw Rocks At Things That Shine: A Clergy Whistleblower's Journey:  Caulfield, Rev. Beth: 9798986103211: Amazon.com: Books     The Perpetual Pivot     Picking Up the Pieces: Leadership after Empire     Purposeful Empathy: Tapping Our Hidden Superpower for Personal, Organizational, and Social Change     Reclaiming Power in Congregational and Community Ministry     The Resilient Pastor  -     By: Glenn Packiam     Cover Image     Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul: How to Change the World in Quiet Ways     The Solo Pastor: Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges of Leading a  Church Alone - Kindle edition by McIntosh, Gary L.. Religion & Spirituality  Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.     Stuck Together     Sustaining While Disrupting book cover          Trusting Change     Unruly Saint: Dorothy Day's Radical Vision and Its Challenge for Our Times          Walking the Way of Harriet Tubman: Public Mystic and Freedom Fighter     We Become What We Normalize: What We Owe Each Other in Worlds That Demand Our Silence     We Need to Build     We Survived the End of the World: Lessons from Native America on Apocalypse and Hope     We Will Not Cancel Us     You are Changing the World: Whether You Like it or Not     Your New Now - Finding Strength and Wisdom When Yo | Cokesbury

Multi-Media

Daneen Akers created a wonderful list of resources for talking with children about conflict, violence, and war. Find her helpful learning and spiritual practice resources here.

In Our Library

     Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion  -     By: Gregory Boyle