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Ideas for Faith Practices

In support of faith growth for you and/or your family, we want to provide a place for you to access ideas for faith practices. We will be posting ideas we find around the internet and come up with here periodically.

Have a suggestion, email us!

Ideas for Adults

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Rejoice! Devotional for March, April, May (MennoMedia)

A quarterly devotional magazine for individuals and households, seeks to inspire Christian disciples to deeper faithfulness as they experience and share God’s healing and hope in the world. This resource is being made free this quarter from MennoMedia.

Download for May 17-23 & May 24-30

Weekly Prayer from Take Our Moments and Our Days

During my time in seminary, this was one of the resources that we used several times a week as a devotional or small group prayer service. I found it helpful in focusing my prayers and faith.

~ Clayton.

Download for Week 9 & Week 10

Resources for responding to COVID-19 (MC USA)

Resources to empower conferences, congregations and constituents with accurate, reliable information to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to help us care for ourselves and others during the pandemic.

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Ideas for Families

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Sunday School at Home by SHINE (MennoMedia)

Planning for Sunday school amid church closures? Shine curriculum has you covered with free resources for use by churches for online learning or to send to parents for use at home.

Access free resources here.

SHINE Sing-along with Jasmine

Gather around the screen and sing-along with one of SHINE's song leaders, Jasmine, as she leads in a few of the little ones' favorite songs!

Watch video here.

Youth Daily Challenges

Check back for daily challenges to build up and encourage youth and their families in their faith during this time of uncertainty and isolation.

Check it out here.

Zoom Story Hour with Marlene Bogard

Marlene will be hosting online story hour at 11:30am (central) on Monday and Thursday mornings! All ages are welcome, though the stories will be geared toward 3-8 year olds.

To get connected, send an email to Marlene to request the link. You will receive further instructions on what to do next.

Email Marlene.

The Bible Project Weekly Email & Video Resources

The good people at the Bible project are offering a weekly email resource for subscribers that will include a video, a special message, and discussion questions.

Sign up here or browse video collection here.

Family Bible Reading Plan with Videos

By Isaac Landis (Whitestone Mennonite Church)

Friend and colleague, Isaac, put together this Bible reading plan for families in his congregation. We are all about sharing resources like this, so he's glad to have you use it!

Download here.

Welcome.Kids Activity Kit

Do you wish you could talk with your kids or teenagers about immigration but aren’t sure how to do so? A newly created Welcome.Kids - Activity Kit makes it simple and fun to invite your family to engage in positive conversations on hospitality and immigration.

Get it here.

Ideas for Talking With Your Kids

Managing Fear and Anxiety During a Health Pandemic

If you’re struggling with how to manage your family’s increasing anxiety about the current public health crisis, you’re not alone.

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Crisis Conversation Guides

Our world is filled with tragic events, and sometimes that tragedy hits close to home. Use these guides to have a conversation with your child or teen and help them navigate tough situations.

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Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

By Katherine Willis Pershey

Weird seems to be the new normal. It is weird to worship at home around your computer, and it is weird to know that you’re going to be home from school for three whole weeks.

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5 Ways to Help Teens Cope with Change

Dr. Chinwé Williams

I am a planner and always have been. I carefully constructed a plan for almost every life milestone.

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