Transitions in 2024!

NEW! In her July 2024 letter our President, Diane McGeoch writes: 

MINDFUL MOVEMENT

I had foot surgery in 2022. I needed an orthopedic boot and was using a knee scooter for 6 weeks. I could move around but very carefully and deliberately. I planned my routes to avoid obstacles in the house and get from one place to another as best I could. Getting into the higher kitchen cupboards was difficult. Feeding the cats required too much bending, so my spouse took over that task. We had to build a small plywood ramp so I could maneuver in and out of the garage. Mindful movement determined where I could and could not go during this time. The upstairs rooms in my house were off limits, as I couldn’t do steps. Fortunately, we have a home where our bedroom, my office, the kitchen, family room, and living room are on the main floor. I hung out in my favorite chair in the living room by moving the coffee table slightly. I had a favorite spot in my office which I could easily get to without crashing into the boxes of books stored in one corner. Every movement was planned.

Mindful movement is a spiritual discipline as well. We move from one season of the church year to the next. We move from one program or event to another program. We plan carefully and have contingency plans so we can adjust. We are mindful of the movements of the Spirit within us, some we recognize, others we are aware of only with the benefit of time. During this long season after Pentecost, we are experiencing summer and all that it brings. VBS, ELCA Youth Gathering, Day Camps, Summer Camps, Bible Camps, travel, and many other events.

The last year has been one of mindful movement for the Christian Education Network...

Our Theme/Focus for 2024!

This year's theme will focus on TRANSITIONS, not only for the Christian Education Network but also for each of us in our various ministries. We pray that each of us will be blessed to be a blessing as we continue to serve God in new and exciting ways!

Our Mission

Supporting lifelong faith formation in the home and congregation.

Our Vision

Building a community which equips, encourages, and empowers those engaged in lifelong faith formation in a changing world.

The CENetwork will:

  • Identify and evaluate resources and educational opportunities
  • Facilitate communication and conversation
  • Offer guidance, networking and mutual support
  • Nurture spiritual growth online and face to face

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