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Flyaway Books, the sister imprint of Westminster John Knox Press, is expanding its religious offerings for young children with the release of its newest board book, “Dedication Promises,” by Carol A. Wehrheim and illustrator Roz Fulcher.
“A Very Big Problem,” a brand-new picture book by co-authors Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and illustrator Annie Bowler, is now available. It’s been published by Flyaway Books, an imprint affiliated with Westminster John Knox Press.
Early this year, the dean of Belk Chapel at Queens University of Charlotte, Dr. Suzanne Watts Henderson, was in Chicago visiting with Eboo Patel. The founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) mentioned to her that he was interested in working with Queens to build a statewide and regional network to do interfaith work in the Carolinas.
Following the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II’s address to Synod School Thursday evening, he and Ruling Elder Elona Street-Stewart, co-moderator of the 224th General Assembly (2020), held an engaging chat in front of more than 80 of the 330 or so people who attended this year’s Synod School via Zoom and Facebook.
The return of the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II to Synod School Thursday was powerful and poignant.
Synod School students taking part in the Rev. Sarah Trone Garriott’s class, A Theology of Interfaith Engagement, heard firsthand experiences Wednesday from six youth and young adults who participated earlier this month or in previous years in an interfaith youth leadership camp in Des Moines, Iowa.
The COVID-19 era “is going to radically push what the church is in the future,” the Rev. Dr. Jason Brian Santos told the Synod of Lakes and Prairies’ Synod School Wednesday evening.
Opportunities abound for interfaith engagement, a pastor with the Des Moines Area Religious Council told a virtual classroom full of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies’ Synod School students on Tuesday. All one must do is “step outside of what is normal for you and move into someone else’s reality.”
The Colloquy for Women of Color: A Virtual Colloquy will take place in two sessions September 14-November 20 and January 11-March 19, 2021.
Having as much fun as they could via Zoom, more than 330 Presbyterians gathered from across the country and across borders for the opening night of Synod School Monday. They were treated to a childhood faith story from the Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka and laughed with — not at — a Synod School mainstay, the Rev. Burns Stanfield and his online band of tie dye-clad musicians.