Pediatricians are sounding the alarm that too much screen time is unhealthy for infants, children and youth, and so is inappropriate or poor quality content. What’s a parent to do? This article from the Mayo Clinic offers great tips on how to handle the challenge. (Photo: Treehouse1977, Creative Commons)
Because July is the month of Independence Day, the July Toolbox theme is “Stewardship of our Civic Freedoms.” You’ll find a Word file with newsletter article, RCL-based bulletin “stewardship snippets,” and web links to resources to help your congregation celebrate the theme. All for free.
Free and available to support any congregation’s ongoing education efforts, in every monthly “Stewardship Toolbox” you’ll find “cut and paste” RCL-based bulletin blurbs, a newsletter article and links to great resources. June’s Toolbox offers suggestions for developing a heart of generosity. From SOLI web editor Rob Blezard. (Photo © Les Cunliffe – Fotolia.com)
Another Earth Day come and gone, and your congregation is still on the sidelines? Here’s a helpful guide for the congregation that wants to work to help but doesn’t know how to go about it. Lutherans Restoring Creation have developed this “Congregational Self-Organizing Kit” that will get you well on the road to mobilizing God’s […]
The world’s scientists have long been sounding the alarm that we are on a collision course. Disaster looms in the lifetimes of our grandchildren. God’s people can and should do better – and a congregational “Green Team” can lead the way. Why not form one this month? (Photo: NASA Archive, Creative Commons)
To accompany us in our discipleship journey God provides a community of folks — including those we don’t even know yet! How well are we stewarding community? This month’s Toolbox includes a “cut-and-paste” newsletter article and links to help explore. Plus RCL-based blurbs for the Sunday bulletin. Fresh and original from SOLI. (Photo: Ken, Creative […]
Go into a supermarket or restaurant and watch how many people pay with cash. It’s a small number and dropping all the time. As our nation moves towards a cashless economy, churches that have no online and digital options will lose out. Here are some ideas to get you going from Rob Blezard, SOLI web editor.
Whether you are fasting for spiritual reasons this Lent or trying intermittent fasting to lose weight, there are evidence-based benefits to your health. So as long as your doctor has given you the OK, you can try fasting for spiritual and mental health. From healthline.com. (Photo: Bark, Creative Commons )
Consistent communication and education are keys to an ongoing stewardship program. The monthly Toolbox can help with a “cut and paste” newsletter article and weekly RCL-based bulletin blurbs. Plus helpful links to other resources. April explores “Stewardship of God’s ‘very good’ creation.” (Photo © Les Cunliffe – Fotolia.com)
God’s people are yearning for tools and help them draw closer to the divine. Here are a number of resources that you may suggest. Why not offer 10-minute Temple Talk on how to use them? Maybe form a study group to pray and use a devotional daily and meet weekly as they journey together for Lent? (Photo © robhainer – Fotolia.com)