Sparkhouse Online Sunday School
Sparkhouse has created and provided Family Sunday School, a free 8-week lesson series for families. Leave the lesson presentation to your friends at Sparkhouse. Each week, Sunday school curriculum developer (and former summer camp Arts and Crafts director) Dr. Dawn Rundman and her family will host Family Sunday School. Each episode presents a lesson based on Lectionary readings that families can watch together. The Bible story, illustrations, and other content are based on Spark: Activate Faith Lectionary Sunday school lessons.
Water of Baptism (Activity Pack)
Available until July 15, 2020
This summer, families are invited to explore our Baptismal Covenant through Water of Baptism, Water of Life by Anne Kitch and eight water stories from the Bible using Emily Given’s Building Faith Brick by Brick. The methods in these books might be playful, but the meaning in them is profound. The Baptismal Covenant is at the heart of our faith; it is the statement of what we mean when we say we follow Jesus.
Parenting in Support of Black Lives
Through 400 years of systemic oppression and racism, our nation has failed to protect and value Black children and families. How do we support a future where all children are valued? And when we’re parenting amid crisis and trauma, how can we find support for ourselves and our kids? Common Sense brings you a webinar that will center on these important questions and provide practical, how-to advice for talking about race and inspiring kids to fight for racial equity. The event will feature Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, leading scholar on race in America, in conversation with child psychologist Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, moderated by Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times bestselling author and activist.
Ask the Bishop!
The Diocese of North Carolina presents “Ask the Bishop,” a new summer video series just for kids. The series is all about answering the questions on the minds of kids – whether it’s about God, the Bible, the wider world or anything else. As questions are received each week, Bishop Sam Rodman will record a video answering those questions, and each week’s video will be shared diocesan communication channels on Saturday morning.
The series is intended for kids aged 12 and under, so let’s help the kids get those questions to the bishop! There are several ways you can do it. All of the following can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Simply send the question from the child you’re helping
- Have the child write the question (or draw a picture), take a photo of the drawing
- Record a short video of the child asking their question
Bible Stories With Summer Bible Reading Bingo
Another fun resource to incorporate Bible stories with Summer Bible Reading Bingo. Challenge kids to read new stories or find old favorites that fit the themes of the bingo squares.
The Pilgrim’s Progress
Christianbook and RevelationMedia are offering the award winning animation, The Pilgrim’s Progress, for free viewing. You may also sign up for a complimentary copy of the parent’s guide.