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- Part 1: Making Choices includes
- Part 2: Gifts
- Part 3: Celebrations for
- Part 4: Rites of Passage
We have covered much of this resource in earlier episodes.
For this episode, the MAY-AUG. (SUMMER) section of Celebrations includes:
- Celebrating Summer
- Hiroshima Day
- May Day
- Memorial Day
- Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
- National Birthdays
- Remembrance Day
Quantity Cooking for Churches // Grace Winn, ed.
Table of CONTENTS
- Introductory Materials include
- • Preface: Lifestyle Security
- • Introduction
- • Helping the Church Make Changes in Food Service
- • New Approaches to the Church Meal: Some Menus
- • Kool-Aid(tm) and the Cookies Have Had Their Day
- • The Ministry of Serving Meals to Persons in Need
- • The Fast as a Way of Identifying with the Hungry
- • The Common Meal as Celebration
- The final section includes Cooking Hints | Tables | Books for Further Study | Index | Acknowledgments
Hunger from Worship Alternatives
- HUNGER Emphasis 40-day Lenten Calendar
- Mommy, I’m Hungry: A Children’s Sermon
- Sacred Dance: Connecting the Body, Mind, and Spirit in Worship [+ART]
- Hungering for Justice: A Litany
- Beans, Rice, & Cappuccino
- The Least of These: A Litany [+ART]
- The Banquet Table: Poem and Reading [+ART]
- How He Broke the Bread: a dramatic reading for youth
- Feast from a Snack – A Monologue for a Child
- I Just Want You to Know I’m Here – A Monologue
- May We Be Uneasy
- Remind Us of Your Face: A Responsive Call to Awareness [+ART]
- Change for the Children: A Hymn for Children’s Sabbath [+ART]
- Jesus and Children: A Sermon for Children’s Sabbath
- Hungry for Hope: Children’s Activity / How We Created a Day Camp on Hunger [+ART]
Mentions This Episode
Gifts that Give Hope: Lancaster’s Alternative Gift Fair | Gifts that Give Fairs | A recent survey by the national non-profit, the Center for a New American Dream, revealed that 70 percent of Americans would welcome holidays with less emphasis on material gift giving and spending!
SLW! Recommends Literacy Service
This service contains books (paper, eBooks, audio), video (DVD, internet), audio (CD, MP3), blogs, podcasts, sites. These are somewhat current resources. For classic resources, visit Study/Activity/Action Guides.
Since August, 2010, I have continued to review resources, most of which I recommend to my local public library and they add to their collection. I have interacted with each of these titles and sources.
SLW! does not sell anything, but we recommend resources from other sources and publishers, which we urge you to get from your public library or your local, independent bookstore. For help locating a local source, visit IndieBound.org. Some are free on the internet. Most of the links take you to my previews.
Some of the titles are faith-based, most are not. They vary from simple to complex, from friendly to polemical.
Find a TOPIC that interests you; try a few of the entries. Then move to another TOPIC. The titles are not in alphabetical or priority order.
Literacy Topics: Activism | Celebrating | Economic | Environmental | Family/Children | Financial | Food, Water, Agriculture | Happiness | Health/Medical |
Historical | Media | Peace/War/Militarism/Empire | Political | Spiritual/Faith | Time and Work | General
- Since we’re in Easter season, you may have something to contribute to our on-going collection Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? for Lent/HolyWeek/Easter and to our most widely-read annual resource, Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany. Though it’s no longer printed on paper, “WHOSE Birthday?” is published online since 2012. Some editions also come in AUDIO formats. ART | PERSONAL EXPERIENCES | FAMILY ACTIVITIES | Submission Guidelines | All past editions are available on the SLW! site. Thanks to Creative Commons licensing, individuals and congregations can reprint articles without further permission. The articles are carefully indexed — ADVENT/CHRISTMAS |LENT/EASTER.
- Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – April
Eco-Justice: “the well-being of all humankind on a thriving Earth”
Guest: Peter Sawtell, Founder and Exec. Dir. of Eco-Justice Ministries, discussing the new emphasis Not Ordinary Times.
Eco-Justice Ministries | Subscribe to Eco-Justice NOTES (weekly email commentary)
NotOrdinaryTimes.org is a challenging call to “be the church” in this time of environmental crisis — backed up with a comprehensive set of resources and background materials that will guide churches through a six-month season of worship and preaching that takes seriously the devastation of the global environment.
The weeks between Pentecost, 6/8/14, and Advent, 11/30, are traditionally Ordinary Time, the non-festival part of the Church Year.
NEW – Pastoral Economic Struggles: Facing Together Global Capitalism’s Domination in Daily Life by Lee Van Ham (Pentecost theme)
Worship Alternatives: Pentecost/Ordinary Time
Vicki Robin has helped millions of Americans reshape their lives in sound and beautiful ways, but this may be her most important project yet–and a crucial one for our tired planet too! ~~Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist
Vicki Robin is a national treasure–a source of wisdom and uncommon sense now directed at the most basic of basics: how and what we eat and how that connects to our health, prosperity, and prospects . . . The ten-mile diet should be national policy!” ~~ David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College
TedxSeattle talk - 14 minutes of heart, head and humor on Relational Eating | Website: VickiRobin.com | Book: Your Money or Your Life | NEW Book: Blessing the Hands that Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Taught Me About Food, Community And Our Place on Earth | Local Food Lab – restoring local food systems | Order her new book Blessing the Hands That Feed Us from Indiebound or Amazon.
I now offer a Simple Living blog preview service. Or search on Ecosia.org (not Google) for frugal, thrifty, cheapskate, simple living, voluntary simplicity.
I hope that you can see the values of these free resources and will use them as needed, or even better, acquaint yourself with them now so that you’re prepared for your next event.
Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth, the last edition of the classic series Alternative Celebrations Catalogs.
Part 4. Rites of Passage, such as birthdays, anniversaries and funerals
Wedding Alternatives: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth (Angela and Pete, above, contributors to Wedding Alternatives Supplement)
To LISTEN, visit the Episode Index.
Colleague Lee Van Ham of Jubilee Economics is progressing well with his new book Blinded by Progress, including his numerous interviews.
Helpful Articles on SPRING Festivals
(We talked about Lent and Easter (April 20) – in Episode #13.)
- Passover – Tue., April 15, 2014 – 7 days – Mon., April 21. In the USA, Passover ends one day later, Tues., April 22. | Freedom from slavery | What links are in place in your community?
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Episode Index: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | #12: Living More with Less UPDATED | #13: Let’s Get Ready for a Simpler Lent & Easter | #14: Simple Living 101 + Social Media BONUS | #15: author Cecile Andrews | #16: Alternative Rites of Passage | #17: Vicki Robin, co-author of “Your Money or Your Life” | #18: Not Ordinary TImes – Eco-Justice Ministries | #19: SImply Delicious/Hunger/Summer Festivals | #20-27: Tony & Shane Uncut
Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist
MORE Mentions in Recent Episodes
- Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold) | Share the Joy of a Simpler Lifestyle Through Speeches, Workshops, Events, Study/Action Groups, Simplicity Circles and Social Media + BONUS: Social Media Supplement – Jerry’s Excellent Adventure
- Self-Starters Needed!
- Free coaching for groups on the internet
Lent/Easter: 10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Easter | Article/ART Index: Easter | Bulletin Inserts are indexed in Articles by season. | En Español (all) | Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice ( Foreword by Cecile Andrews | Introduction | How to Use This Collection | QUOTES | ART )
- Overflow Project 50-Day Challenge | my blog SIMPLIFY + GIVE + CHANGE = WATER
- Bring Simpler Living to Your Group!
- Simple Living Works! web site home page | Themes/Seasons Index
- 10 Tips for Simpler, More Meaningful Easter | Celebrations | SPANISH: 10 puntas
- For Lent/Easter SEASONAL HELPS, including links to AV and Text resources, see episode 13.
- SEASONAL HELPS from *Treasury of Celebrations: Create Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth: Jan.-April | EASTER
Click ABOUT for Music and Cover Art Credits.
*GRAPHIC: Simply Delicious: Quantity Cooking for Churches
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*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.