Celebration of Baptism - General
Living Our Baptism - Five Gifts of Discipleship Resources
Living Our Baptism – “Strive for Justice and Peace in All the Earth (Fifth Gift)”
NEW! Link to ELCA Explanation of “Strive for Justice and Peace in All the Earth”
NEW! Mine! A Counting Book about Sharing by Caryn Rivadeneira is for children 3 and under. It teaches counting while at the same time develops the concepts of yours, mine, and sharing with others. Part of the Generous Kids books developed in a partnership between Beaming Books and Thrivent.
It’s Not Fair! A Book About Having Enough by Caryn Rivadeneira is for children age 4-6. Part of the Generous Kids series, this book teaches about money, choices, and generosity.
NEW! Link to Embrace Race website with recommendations for children’s books to encourage conversation about race and racism
NEW! Link to ELCA “A 60-Day Journey Toward Justice in a Culture of Gun Violence” Resources on this page, though dated for June and July, can be used at any time of year. They include scripture readings, prayers, stories, and church teachings.
NEW! Dialogues On resources provide seven-week small group encounters to discuss difficult topics. Each series has available a DVD, participant book, and leader guide. Current topics include: Race, Sexuality, and The Refugee Crisis.
Living Our Baptism - Seasonal and Thematic
NEW! Link to Vibrant Faith @ Home . . . Serious or Not -Thanks. This Thanksgiving dinner activity encourages the sharing of stories with guests as well as sharing of gently used items with those in the community.
NEW! Link to “Reverse Advent: A Spiritual Discipline of Reaching Out” by Krista Lovell at BuildingFaith
NEW! Link to God Venture . . . Paper Angel Prayers. During the holidays, send paper angels to those in need of prayer. Great outreach for all ages!
NEW! Link to article “ELCA, Church of Sweden, Episcopal Church Issue Climate Commitment” in Living Lutheran.
NEW! Link to article “Teach Your Kids Generosity” by Carolyn Bedford.
NEW! Link to the ELCA Social Statements that explain the ELCA’s stance on a variety of important social justice issues. On each page, you will find downloads for the full social statements plus supplemental resources including study guides, summaries, and overviews.
- Caring for Creation
- Church in Society
- Criminal Justice
- Economic Live
- Health Care
- Human Sexuality
- Race, Ethnicity, and Culture