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Episode 8 :: Whose Birthday?-3

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AngelaGabbieIn this episode. . .

Whose Birthday Is it, Anyway? A radio adaptation of Alternatives’ best-known resource for Advent and Christmas. This episode features: What Does JESUS Want for Christmas? + Reflections

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom. For previous episodes, see the list at the bottom of these notes.

COMING next episode: “10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas.” + Reflection + Real Life Experience

Mentions in this episode:

The Christmas Game

10 Free, Fun Things to Do with Your Family at Christmas

Carols with Justice TEXT  + Sing-along (text and audio)

Consumo Must Go! (skit)

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Some of our resources have MEDIA RELEASES and BLOG POSTS that will help you recruit helpers for an event/activity. Then use them in newsletters, web sites, email blasts, etc. to bring people to the activity/event. Media Release Index

For SEASONAL HELPS, including links to AV and Text resources, see episode 6.

SEASONAL HELPS from *Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth – September-December | ADVENT | CHRISTMAS

Most of Alternatives’ AV resources are part of this “Whose Birthday?” radio series. See episode 6 for a list. NEW – Advent/Christmas music from Sing Justice! Do Justice!

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org [or SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com or SimpleLivingWorks2@gmail.com], leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

PLANS

In episode 9, I continue the six-part adaptation of the well-known “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” which includes several of Alternatives’ audio shorts.

To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — please listen to our getting-acquainted episodes, especially #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog four times a week.

Simple Living Works! web site home page | Themes/Seasons Index

Submission guidelines for Whose Birthday? 2013 | Issues 1-24

Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Read & subscribe to the SLW! blog.

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments below, then check  

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To access individual previous episodes: #1: Getting Acquainted | #2: 5 Life Standards | #3: Saga of Simply Enough | #4: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle-1 | #5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle-2 | #6: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?-1 | #7: Whose Birthday?-2 (of 6)

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits. Guest Voices: Rita Iversen; Angela Iversen and children from the Sioux City Junior Community Theatre. Carols with Justice: Jill Avery, soprano; DeeEtta Riley, keyboard. The Whose Birthday? radio series, originally produced by Peter Iversen, has been slightly edited to remove dated information. GRAPHIC: Angela and Gabbie recording. We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization.

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-and-share-alike license. To learn more about Creative Commons, click on its link on our web site home page.

*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

Episode 7 :: Whose Birthday?-2

biblische Grafik GemeindebriefIn this episode. . .

Whose Birthday Is it, Anyway? A radio adaptation of Alternatives’ best-known resource for Advent and Christmas. This episode features: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas + Reflections

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom. For previous episodes, see the list at the bottom of these notes.

COMING next episode: “What Does JESUS Want for Christmas?” + Reflection + Real Life Experience

Christian Sine of Mustard Seed Associates offers a blog series for the Advent season. (Also, MSA contributions to Whose Birthday? —  Reflections for Advent and the Christmas Season by Tom Sine,  The Search for Meaning: Beyond a Commercialized World by Christine, and I Am a Recovering Christmas Hater. by MSA volunteer/staffer Jessica Stevens)

Worth meeting: Leah Kostamo, Earthkeeper, storyteller and author of Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling and Community.

Some of our resources have MEDIA RELEASES and BLOG POSTS that will help you recruit helpers for an event/activity. Then use them in newsletters, web sites, email blasts, etc. to bring people to the activity/event.

For SEASONAL HELPS, including links to AV and Text resources, see episode 6.

SEASONAL HELPS from Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth (published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum) — September-December | ADVENT | CHRISTMAS

Most of Alternatives’ AV resources are part of this “Whose Birthday?” radio series. See episode 6 for a list. NEW – Advent/Christmas music from Sing Justice! Do Justice!

Share your thoughts on this podcast and this episode. Email Feedback AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org [or SimpleLivingWorks@yahoo.com or SimpleLivingWorks2@gmail.com], leave a message on our Facebook page or on the SLW! blog.

PLANS

In episode 8, I continue the six-part adaptation of the well-known “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” which includes several of Alternatives’ audio shorts.

SUBSCRIBE through iTunesStitcher.com or your favorite podcast service. Please rate us in iTunes and leave a review. We’d love to get to know you as a subscriber to this podcast and to the several blogs we post new each week. Subscriptions are FREE and they keep you current automatically when we post something new. Send us your email address to receive the free monthly SLW! eNews. Remember to like us on Facebook. Urge your friends to do the same.

We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization.

EarthMama, whose music begins this episode has a new CD A Sense of Place. Song samples will soon be posted at EarthMama.org.

This podcast is covered by the Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-and-share-alike license. To learn more about Creative Commons, click on its link on our web site home page.

To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — please listen to our getting-acquainted episodes, especially #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog four times a week.

Simple Living Works! web site home page | THEMES/Seasons Index

Submission guidelines for Whose Birthday? 2013 | Issues 1-24

Like SLW! on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Read & subscribe to the SLW! blog.

To LISTEN, click the player at the top or the bottom. To SUBSCRIBE to email notices, click Comments below, then check  

To access individual previous episodes: #1: Getting Acquainted | #2: 5 Life Standards | #3: Saga of Simply Enough | #4: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle-1 | #5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle-2 | #6: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?-1 (of 6)

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits. Guest Voices: Rita Iversen; The Whose Birthday? radio series, originally produced by Peter Iversen, has been slightly edited to remove dated information. GRAPHIC: Spirit of Simplicity: Art: Celebrating Advent/Christmas #3-A878