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Postmodern Children’s Ministry: Ministry to Children in the 21st Century Church (emergentYS)

Postmodern Children’s Ministry: Ministry to Children in the 21st Century Church (emergentYS)

This practical, thought-provoking book presents a new paradigm for children’s ministry in the emerging 21ST century and explores how churches are currently putting that vision into practice. Advocating the need to regard children as full participants in their faith communities, the book provides strategies for building intergenerational community where children feel they belong and have the opportunity to serve.

List Price: $ 16.99

Price: $ 5.56

Postmodern Children’s Ministry: Ministry to Children in the 21st Century Church (emergentYS)

Postmodern Children’s Ministry: Ministry to Children in the 21st Century Church (emergentYS)

This practical, thought-provoking book presents a new paradigm for children’s ministry in the emerging 21ST century and explores how churches are currently putting that vision into practice. Advocating the need to regard children as full participants in their faith communities, the book provides strategies for building intergenerational community where children feel they belong and have the opportunity to serve.

List Price: $ 16.99

Price: $ 5.56

Carlos and Naomi, Children’s Church Pastors

Carlos and Naomi, Children’s Church Pastors
Church website
Image by Old Shoe Woman
Simmie and Irma invited The Rock Church board members, Pastor Brown and Ann, Children’s Church Pastor’s Naomi and Carlos to a delicious dinner at their home to honor the 4 RV couples who are working on building our church.

Matsiko Children’s Choir at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chicago

This is part of the performance of the Matsiko Children’s Choir at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Chicago, on July 19, 2009. Matsiko provided beautiful music for the Sunday service, and gave a too-short concert following, of which this is a sample. The Matsiko Children’s Choir is touring the United States for the International Children’s Network, which seeks sponsors for orphaned or “at risk” children all the way through the vocational or university level. The children are Ugandan.
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Petersburg, Tennessee Author Publishes New Children’s Book

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) January 21, 2010

Springborn, a new book by Petersburg, Tennessee author Ruth D. Dewey, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Springborn, a book about a tiny calico kitten, introduces a poetic form from the Old English, the “kenning.” The kenning is a phrase consisting of two words, adjective-noun, to describe an object, in this case the cyclical nature of a kitten’s life as she progresses from kittenhood to cathood.

This beloved book will be cherished by readers everywhere as it shows them a day in the life of a calico kitten.

Ruth D. Dewey wrote and illustrated Springborn as a graphic arts class project. Her subject was a mother and father cat raising kittens. The story sprung from Ruth’s realization that animals form family bonds in much the same manner as humans.

A native of Northeastern Ohio, Ms. Dewey is a substitute teacher in the Lincoln County Schools in her home of Petersburg, Tennessee. Married to James Robert Dewey Jr., she has three sons: Timothy Nathan Hobbs, James Robert Dewey III, and David Richard Dewey. Ruth received her bachelor of arts in English from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California, and studied in the graduate program in the West Redding, Connecticut’s Institute of Children’s Literature. A current member of both the Church of Christ and the Lincoln County Piecemakers Quilt Guild, she counts among her special interests quilting, gardening, and raising animals.

Springborn is a 42-page paperback with a retail price of .00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-0303-7. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual pressroom at www.dorrancepressroom.com or our online bookstore at www.dorrancebookstore.com.

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VOENA Children’s Choir to Perform Benefit Concert for The Heifer Project at Community Congregational Church in Benicia

Benicia, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2007

VOENA presents the “Voices of Many Lands” tour, celebrating the joyous songs of spring where favorites such as “You Raise Me Up” and “Prayer of The Children” are originally performed in a splash of color. This is a rare opportunity to see this well-known children’s choir in the intimate setting of Community Congregational Church. Concert proceeds will benefit The Heifer Project.

Presented in a style the director Annabelle Marie calls, “physical singing,” VOENA returns to Benicia after an astounding year that took them from the World Expo in Japan — where they dazzled international audiences — to their magical performance at the 2005 Pageant of Peace at the White House. VOENA, representing up to 35 cultures, with 100+ voices ranging in age from 6 to 18, achieves rich and inventive a cappella vocal arrangements by using multiple percussion instruments, dance and theatrical elements. VOENA will take you on a magical journey celebrating the many cultures around the world and recognizing that the true spirit of unity is understood in any language.

While the VOENA story is remarkable enough — the talent, passion and vision of Founder and Director Annabelle Marie is truly extraordinary. In 1994, a friend suggested that she involve her two children in a concert she was preparing at Cal State Hayward. Inspired by the suggestion, she decided to “involve a lot of kids.” She advertised a free children’s concert and held auditions at area schools and throughout the city. The event was successful and parents were so enthusiastic, that Annabelle agreed to continue the choir, which has grown steadily — a testament to her dedication, the quality of the music, and the ongoing commitment of the children and parents.

VOENA is now 110 children strong with members ranging from the age of 6 through 18. This multi-ethnic choir performs a cappella vocal arrangements using multiple percussion instruments, dance and theatrical elements. Their musical repertoire includes folk music from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America. The children sing classical, pop and sacred songs in more that 20 languages representing the ethnicities of the choir including Swahili, Japanese, Russian, Navajo, Hebrew, Mexican, Armenian, Persian, Irish, African-American, Vietnamese, German, Spanish, French, Hawaiian, Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Filipino, Tamil, Australian, Colombian, Venezuelan, Portuguese, East Indian, Native American, Swiss and Malay.

Most of the children join VOENA without an previous choir experience. There are no auditions; if the child has the desire to be in the choir, he or she is accepted. Annabelle Marie says that “Any child with the commitment and desire to sing can be in VOENA.” There are four divisions within the choir: preparatory, intermediate, concert and concert ensemble.

This choir has performed for the Pope, The President of the United States of America, toured through Europe and Japan and their debut of their Valentine’s Day Concert at The Majestic Theatre in Benicia sold out the historic 380-seat venue.

VOENA is a musical experience filled with Latin rhythms, melodies from the Orient, beats from the hood, and harmonies from everywhere. It’s a coming together of dissonances from far away lands and the celebration of new accords. It is VOENA — it is powerful, it is beautiful, it is the voice of virtue — it is the hope sought by all and sung by children.

About Heifer International:

Founded in 1944, Heifer International is a humanitarian assistance organization that works to end world hunger and protect the earth. Through livestock, training and “passing on the gift” Heifer has helped seven million families in more that 125 countries improve their quality of life and move toward greater self reliance. Heifer helps build strong communities because each project participant agrees to pass on the gift of animal offspring, training or skills to another family in need. For more information on Heifer International go to www.heifer.org.

This concert is sponsored by the Social Outreach Committee at Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ and is made possible by the generous donations of VOENA and Red Dragonfly Productions. Concert proceeds will be donated to The Heifer Project.

Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ present

2006/2007 Third Annual Artist Series

VOENA

“Voices of Many Lands”

A Benefit Concert for The Heifer Project

Saturday, May 19, 2007

7:30 pm

General Admission

Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ

1305 West 2nd Street

Benicia, CA 94510

Tickets:

online at www.RedDragonflyProductions.com

Bookshop Benicia 856 Southampton Blvd Benicia, CA

Call 707.771.0140 for information

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