Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New resources are available for observing National Children’s Sabbath.

Worship materials and study resources for observing the National Children’s Sabbath on Oct. 19-21 are available from the Association of Brethren Caregivers website,

Every year, the Children’s Defense Fund National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths encourages faith communities to help children and families through prayer, education, and service. The Association of Brethren Caregivers is inviting Church of the Brethren individuals, families, and congregations to join with faith communities across the nation to consider ways to create a safe harbor of hope and health care for all children.

"Following Jesus’ teachings about love, nonviolence, justice, and reconciliation, the church is uniquely equipped to reach out with compassion to all children and families in need," said Kim Ebersole, director of Family and Older Adult Ministry for the Association of Brethren Caregivers.

Online materials include resources for worship services, educational programs, and community service activities. Congregations can order a Children’s Sabbath Manual titled "My Boat Is So Small: Creating a Harbor of Hope and Health Care for All Children--National Observance of Children's Sabbaths® Manual" by downloading the order form at

Source: 9/12/2007 Newsline Extra

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