Resources for Parents

Books for Parents
  • Seamless Faith: Simple Practices for Daily Family Life (Traci Smith)
  • Scrambled Starts: Family Prayers or Morning, Bedtime, and Everything in Between (Jenny Youngman)
  • Passing It On: How to Nurture Your Children’s Faith Season by Season (Kara Lassen Oliver)
  • Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children Into the Joy of Worship (Robbie Castleman)
  • A Homemade Year: The Blessing of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together (Jerusalem Jackson Greer)
  • In the Midst of Chaos: Caring for Children as Spiritual Practice (Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore)
  • Making Crosses: A Creative Connection to God (Ellen Morris Prewitt)
  • Praying with the Body: Bringing the Psalms to Life (Roy DeLeon)
Websites/Blogs
Movies/DVD's
Social Media Resources
  • Pinterest search suggestions: “family spirituality” “children spiritual practice” “kids faith”
  • Twitter and Facebook: follow/like/friend Pockets magazine or the authors of any of the above blogs
Other 
  • “Pockets” Magazine (from the “Upper Room” – geared toward Elementary-age children)
  • Bible Apps for your phone or tablet – there are a lot available, but I haven’t tried any of the ones for kids or teens myself. Do a Google search and you’ll see your options, as well as reviews, which will help you pick one to try if you’re interested in this.
  • Service and Outreach Opportunities for Families - http://www.bethany-umc.org/connect-serve/serve/families-serving 

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