Older Adult Formation


August 6, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Each October Episcopal Churches observe the Children’s Sabbath by holding special worship services, education programs, and advocacy activities to engage people of faith in improving the lives of children and their families.

This year, the 2013 National Observance of Children’s Sabbath...

August 5, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Today, I am re-posting (with permission, of course!) a recent article by the Rev. Jeff Jackson, that appeared on his blog on July 27. I thought the post was a great mixture of meaning and learning, with just the right dash of fun. Enjoy!

6 Reasons to Pray Compline with Kids


July 31, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Harry Potter is 33 today.

I don’t suppose many of us think of Harry Potter as a 33 year old man. We want to remember Harry Potter as a teenage wizard at Hogwarts with Ron and Hermoine; not as a man who is approaching middle age…the man in the picture at right.

In part, I would...

July 23, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Standing here in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin case, it seems to me that now is the time for faith communities to host conversations about civil rights, race, diversity, privilege, and forgiveness.

As you know, the dialogue is happening everywhere. Here are links to...

July 22, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

On September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed, killing four little girls and marking a turning point in the U.S. 1960s Civil Rights Movement that ultimately contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In a recent blog post, Sharon Ely Pearson referenced...

July 16, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Do you know sleep-deprived parents of a newborn?

Help them embrace the wonder of God’s love for their child in the Candle Press booklet, This Child of God.

The booklet contains suggestions for the simplest and briefest prayers with infants. It also includes “noticing” prayers for...

July 12, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Most of us working in ministry set aside a few books during the year to ‘read in the summer.’

A few days ago, I received an email from Sharon Ely Pearson with her reading list. She included some fantastic books:

Child by Child: Supporting Children with Learning Differences...

July 11, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Lists help me stay organized. Lists help me keep track of who I’ve contacted and who I haven’t yet. Lists are easy to read in just a minute or two. Lists make logical sense.

That’s why I love this newest list from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership, 50 Ways to Strengthen Ministry...

July 10, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

In August, Vibrant Faith Ministries will offer a new way for congregations and homes to come together in ministry.

The Taking God’s Story Home weekly bulletin inserts provide congregations with an easy way to read and understand the Bible – from creation to Revelation and everything in...

July 9, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

I ran across this blog in my Internet travels yesterday. It looks like a great resource for worship leaders who want to include children in the congregation’s worship.

Have a look for yourself and let me know what you think:http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/.