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Are you looking for a way to integrate the spiritual practices of mindfulness and compassion with your child's experience and knowledge of Christianity? Parents and families with children age 3- Grade 3 will meetup in local libraries to engage in contemplative practices and active exploration of Bible stories! Storytelling with hands-on materiels combined with child-friendly mindfulness exercises will encourage open wondering and inspire play about the Sacred texts! Come practice making silence, internal reflection and opening your hearts with your children!

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Family-Friendly Online Worship Gathering

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Looking for a family-friendly, progressive Christian community? Gather with us virtually on Sunday mornings for an interactive worship experience for the whole family!

Join us as we share in community prayer, group discussion around scripture, guided meditation and the sacred ritual of Communion. All are invited to share in an open and inclusive table celebration of the Lord's Supper. Families are welcome to decide how their children will receive the sacred elements using whatever is on hand at home.

Learn more about BELOVED, a progressive and contemplative congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): http://www.belovedsandiego.org/. Come and see how we're doing church differently!

Parenting for Justice | Online Book Discussion Group

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As a parent, it can be tricky to navigate the most pressing issues of our time: racial injustice, climate change, school violence, and economic inequality. But we also have an immense opportunity to teach our children that their words and actions can truly transform the world.

Wrestle with the challenges, ask the questions, and explore practical ways of empowering your children for justice with our online book discussion group for parents!

Gathering on Wednesday evenings beginning May 25th, we'll read and respond to "The Sandbox Revolution," a collection of diverse voices on topics such as education, money, anti-racism, resistance, spirituality, disability justice, and Earth care.

You'll get support and inspiration for embodying inclusion, compassion, and grace in parenting as we gather each week to share and discuss together.

Our intimate-sized discussion group will be a brave space free from correcting, comparing, and competing. Bring your struggles, hopes, fears, and questions! Click here to RSVP for free.

God Hears Our Cries: A Bible Experience for Children

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Children (ages 6-12) and their parents/guardians are invited to come hear and wonder about the stories in the Bible!

We're gathering via Zoom on Sunday mornings at 9:15 AM PT for an interactive, child-friendly Bible experience encountering God through the Sacred scriptures.

​Let’s see how God listens and cares for us in these stories:

  • May 15th - God hears the cry of Hagar (Genesis 16:1-5; 21:8-21)
  • May 29th - A young girl and Naaman (2 Kings 5:1-19)

Each gathering, Compassion Kids will sing, pray, listen, wonder, share, and play together. Join us as we:

  • build sacred spaces for prayer
  • listen to one another's wonderings
  • engage in creative spiritual practices
  • share authentically
  • act out Bible stories in new ways
  • and more!

RSVP here for free downloadable handouts and activities and to gain access to the Zoom room: https://forms.gle/FWmf5UDiiGjwZkaY7

Family-Friendly Online Worship Gathering

Needs a location

Looking for a family-friendly, progressive Christian community? Gather with us virtually on Sunday mornings for an interactive worship experience for the whole family!

Join us as we share in community prayer, group discussion around scripture, guided meditation and the sacred ritual of Communion. All are invited to share in an open and inclusive table celebration of the Lord's Supper. Families are welcome to decide how their children will receive the sacred elements using whatever is on hand at home.

Learn more about BELOVED, a progressive and contemplative congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): http://www.belovedsandiego.org/. Come and see how we're doing church differently!

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