Friday, October 19, 2018

October 19, 2018

Keep Light Those Candles... 

Rev. Dr. Olivia Bryan Updegrove is the minister for Families and Children at Disciples Home Missions.

She wants to share his vision for you here!

Other Resources and Links
Fun for All: There is always MORE on our webpage (links to Pinterest, YouTube, At Home Activities, and MORE!)
More to Learn: Check out ALL the Light a Candle videos. Use them in your churches, youth groups, and at home. Our children, youth, and families need us EVERY DAY! Check out the Children's Defense Resources as well. 

Jeremiah 29:11-14, Be a Vision that Seeks and Finds!
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.

Weekly Scriptures
Read the weekly scripture each day. Find a phrase or word that speaks to you. Share your reflections with others over dinner, social media, and in prayer. Share the scripture with a child you know in the car, through a text, or in a children's Bible.


*The view represented in these devotions come from a variety of diverse perspectives. We do not seek to agree but seek to welcome all to the conversation and the table.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

October 18, 2018

Creation and Justice... for Children!
Shantha Ready Alonso has served as Executive Director of Creation Justice Ministries since 2015. Creation Justice Ministries’ mission is to educate, equip and mobilize Christians to protect, restore, and rightly share God’s creation. Through its 38 member communions, Creation Justice Ministries serves about 100,000 churches and 45 million people in the United States.

She wants to share his vision for you here!


Other Resources and Links
Fun for All: Creation Care Books (The Earth Book by Todd Parr)
More to Learn: Creation Justice Ministries, Our Children's Trust, and Green Chalice


Jeremiah 29:11-14, Be a Vision that Seeks and Finds!
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.

Weekly Scriptures
Read the weekly scripture each day. Find a phrase or word that speaks to you. Share your reflections with others over dinner, social media, and in prayer. Share the scripture with a child you know in the car, through a text, or in a children's Bible.


*The view represented in these devotions come from a variety of diverse perspectives. We do not seek to agree but seek to welcome all to the conversation and the table.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018

Love Jesus in Lots of Languages and Places

Michelle McKay serves with the National Spiritual Council of Churches of Haiti (CONASPEH). She is also a Children Worship & Wonder storyteller.
She wants to share her vision for you here!

Other Resources and Links

Fun for All: World Resources Simulation Game and Kids in Global Mission

More to Learn: Did you know you can support the least of these on either side of the life span? Children and Elders and here are Global Ministries programs for youth, children, young adults, churches, and families.

Jeremiah 29:11-14, Be a Vision that Seeks and Finds!
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.

Weekly Scriptures
Read the weekly scripture each day. Find a phrase or word that speaks to you. Share your reflections with others over dinner, social media, and in prayer. Share the scripture with a child you know in the car, through a text, or in a children's Bible.


*The view represented in these devotions come from a variety of diverse perspectives. We do not seek to agree but seek to welcome all to the conversation and the table.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018

Regions, Camps, and More - Oh My!

Rev. Allen Harris is the Regional Minister for the Capital Area. He says that he is first and foremost a pastor, keenly aware of “the power and grace of a pastoral presence in the grand moments and the tragic movements of an individual’s and a congregation’s life.”Basically... he is pretty awesome and uses social media a lot to share the quality ministry work in the D.C. area.

He wants to share his vision for you here!

Other Resources and Links

Fun for All: The Day is Waiting by Linda Zuckerman and Don Freeman
More to Learn: What is a Region?, CAMP (So Many!), Christian Church in the Capital Area


Jeremiah 29:11-14, Be a Vision that Seeks and Finds!
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.

Weekly Scriptures
Read the weekly scripture each day. Find a phrase or word that speaks to you. Share your reflections with others over dinner, social media, and in prayer. Share the scripture with a child you know in the car, through a text, or in a children's Bible.


*The view represented in these devotions come from a variety of diverse perspectives. We do not seek to agree but seek to welcome all to the conversation and the table.

Monday, October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018

Young Adult Commission... Passion Video

The Young Adult Commission represents Disciples young adults across the life of the church. We strive to build effective communication networks, offer awareness for advocacy opportunities, and encourage congregations to prepare young adults to lead our church.

Currently this group is creating amazing videos that share their stories of passion!

Fiyori Kidane
, a YAC member, TCU student, summer Global Mission Intern, and member at Allisonville Christian Church, IN 
wants to share her vision with you here

Other Resources and Links
Fun for All:Young Adult Commission Facebook Page (More Passion Videos)
More to Learn: Young Adult Commission 


Jeremiah 29:11-14, Be a Vision that Seeks and Finds!
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.

Weekly Scriptures
Read the weekly scripture each day. Find a phrase or word that speaks to you. Share your reflections with others over dinner, social media, and in prayer. Share the scripture with a child you know in the car, through a text, or in a children's Bible.


*The view represented in these devotions come from a variety of diverse perspectives. We do not seek to agree but seek to welcome all to the conversation and the table.

Friday, October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018

Our Child-like Experience of God's Stories

Rev. Randy Kuss  is a Disciples minister with over 40 years experience in congregational, regional, and denominational Christian education and youth ministries. Randy is a founding partner of DYMN (Disciples Youth Ministry Network). He is is a photographer, storyteller, song-leader, extremely occasional songwriter, and enjoys time with family, a monthly gathering of friends, as well as music, fishing, walks, woodwork, reading, and his Mac and iPhone.


He wants to share his vision for you here


Other Resources and Links
Fun for All: The Worst Best Christmas Paegant Ever by Barbara Robinson
More to Learn: Liturgical Resources for Churches and Disciples Share

1 John 3:18-23, Be a Vision of Truth and Action!
Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.

Weekly Scriptures
Read the weekly scripture each day. Find a phrase or word that speaks to you. Share your reflections with others over dinner, social media, and in prayer. Share the scripture with a child you know in the car, through a text, or in a children's Bible.

*The view represented in these devotions come from a variety of diverse perspectives. We do not seek to agree but seek to welcome all to the conversation and the table.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018

Cathy Perring is a Children Worship & Wonder Storytelling Trainer and a member of First Christian Church in Orange, CA. 

She wants to share her vision for you here

Other Resources and Links
Fun for All: Go Light Your Candle by Chris Rice and Tell Me the Story of Jesus
More to Learn: Why Do We Light a Candle?  and the history of Tell Me the Story of Jesus

1 John 3:18-23, Be a Vision of Truth and Action!
Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.

Weekly Scriptures
Read the weekly scripture each day. Find a phrase or word that speaks to you. Share your reflections with others over dinner, social media, and in prayer. Share the scripture with a child you know in the car, through a text, or in a children's Bible.


*The view represented in these devotions come from a variety of diverse perspectives. We do not seek to agree but seek to welcome all to the conversation and the table.