Youth & Young Adult Ministries Zoom Gatherings
JUNE 3 ANNOUNCEMENT
Join us every other Thursday at 11:00 am for an ongoing gathering, focusing on youth and young adult ministry as well as children’s ministry . Gather with colleagues from around the diocese — lay and clergy, paid and volunteer, part-time and full-time -- to share ideas, challenges, questions, and concerns as we continue this new way of doing remote-access youth ministry and christian formation.
We collect and distribute resources gathered from within the diocese and around the wider church.
This week, we shared creative ways to acknowledge and mark graduations, risings from middle school to high school, and other key end-of-year rites of passage.
Our next gathering will focus on plans for summer ministry.
Contact Canon Myra Garnes for more information and support for your ministry with young people!
Zoom Gathering for adults leading ministry with children, youth, college students and young adults.
When: June 4, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Continuing: June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, etc.
Register in advance for these meetings:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.
Five soon-to-be graduates share how they are feeling and adapting amidst the grief and loss during the current pandemic.
A resource for individuals or groups (specifically teens and young
adults) to name and share experiences of loss, grief, anger, alongside hope and solidarity in the midst of COVID-19.
TOOLS FOR MINISTRY WITH YOUTH
Three Prayers for Earth Day:
From the Episcopal Church, Formation Department:
As we are all spending more time at home either by ourselves, with family or with friends, we wanted to offer resources for faith formation and enrichment at home. This is a combined listed of many websites and resources for Christian Formation for all ages!
From the Diocese of Atlanta, Episcopal Youth Community:
Resources for connecting with our young people during the pandemic. Includes Resources for Learning, Holy Week Resources, Resources for Connecting in Youth Ministry, and Zooming for Youth Group.
FORMA (The Network for Christian Formation for the Episcopal Church and beyond.)
Use the website and Facebook group.
Cathedral of the Incarnation
"Cathedral for Kids"
Contact Kate Akerman if you want Sunday School lessons or if you want to join the online story time with scriptures and activities online ( firstname.lastname@example.org). The Cathedral also has links online if you visit their webpage.
StoryMakers is dedicated to creating new ways to share God’s redemptive narrative found in the Bible. Our hope is to equip families and churches to be able to share the Gospel with kids in a way that is meaningful, healthy, and ultimately draws children into God’s story. We do this through our magazines, memory cards, playbooks, and vibrant visuals. StoryMakers gives kids and grown-ups the chance to connect while exploring the greatest story ever told.
Book: "Every Moment Holy”
EVERY MOMENT HOLY is a book of liturgies for the ordinary events of daily life--liturgies such as "A Liturgy for Feasting with Friends" or "A Liturgy for Laundering" or "A Liturgy for the First Hearthfire of the Season." These are ways of reminding us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose even when, especially when, we are too busy or too caught up in our busyness to notice.
Book:”Contemplative Youth Ministry: Practicing the Presence of Jesus (YouthSpecialties)
Illustrated Ministry creates accessible faith-based resources for the church and home. Our thoughtful and easy to use materials are designed to foster authentic faith engagement with our refreshing designs, creative activities, and intergenerational focus.We celebrate the expansive image of God in everyone through open, inclusive and progressive language, imagery, and theology. https://www.illustratedministry.com
Website: Christine V. Hides
“Weaving Faith Into Everyday Life"
Ways to connect with and stay in touch with youth and parents electronically:
Lesson Plans That Work
Diocese of Atlanta: