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B8964 - Water Bugs & Dragonflies.
Melissa Lynn DeRosia; Marianne J. Grano. Looking for a meaningful way to explain to neighborhood children, the
death of a five year old friend, Doris Stickney adapted the graceful fable about the water bug that changed into a dragonfly.
This gift edition features enchanting full-color paintings by Gloria Ortiz Hernandez.
B8975 - Go Make Disciples: An Invitation to Baptismal Living (Book & CD-Rom) Dennis Bushkofsky.
In Scattering Seeds: Cultivating Church Vitality, Stephen Chapin Garner and Jerry Thornell share the story of their home congregation,
the United Church of Christ in Norwell, MA. This average congregation has approached congregational life in a not-so-average way. Each congregant
is seen as a minister, bringing the good news of Christ to the community; the church has moved away from boards and committees, instead utilizing
the people to form ministry teams; and they have revitalized the way they approach and practice worship and education. Garner and Thornell dont
claim to have the secret to church growth and vitality, but in sharing the story of their simple church in New England, they give hope and innovative
ideas to congregations in regions all over the country.
B8970 - Scattering Seeds Stephen Chapin Garner.
This highly-informative handbook is intended to help congregations implement the task of making disciples in their own community. Go Make Disciples
provides updated resources for preparing adults for baptism or affirmation of baptism, and for Christian discipleship. Appropriate for a wide range of
Protestant denominations, especially Lutheran, Episcopal, Anglican, United Methodist, Presbyterian, and Reformed traditions. Plus Companion CD-ROM
Contains supplemental resources and reproducible materials for congregations using an intentional process for welcoming adult inquirers and making Christian
DVD549 - Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's: An Emotional Journey Paraclete Press.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, over 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimers disease and more than 15 million Americans
provide unpaid care for their loved ones. This package is designed to offer insight, hope and understanding to those 15 million caregivers.
Topics discussed on the DVD include:
Caring for one who doesn't remember your name
Grieving the losses of their life, and yours
When an unexpected side of your loved one comes out
When it feels like your love no longer helps
Struggling with denial
Hungering for simple recognition
Feelings of failure and guilt
How to handle frustration and anger
How to care for you-physically, emotionally, spiritually-while you care for someone else
Feeling exhausted - and what to do, when that happens
Finding support - on the Web, through the telephone, or in person
Allowing someone else to care for your loved one
Times when laughter, singing, and foolishness are entirely appropriate!
When you worry about making other people comfortable
Learning to accept the person that s/he is now - there is no going back
The courage and sacrifice of an Alzheimer's caregiver
The care package includes: Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's DVD, Reproducible booklet, Access to exclusive online
resources and bonus content.
DVD557 - Leading Worship EffectivelyTom Kraeuter.
Answers to questions like:
What does it mean to be culturally relevant, but not compromise on Scripture?
How do I find a proper balance between being up front(attention to me) and people seeing the Lord(attention on Him)?
What are practical ways I can encourage the congregation to be more free in their worship?
Should the main time of praise and worship be before the sermon or after it?
Should I plan ahead or should I be spontaneous?
All of these and lots more! This video is packed full of practical information you will use over and over. (75 minutes).