Hosting Angels in our Midst: An Introduction to Refugees and Global Migrants for All Ages is the newest All In God’s Image educational guide for the East Ohio Conference of The UMC. Designed for young people ages six- to 12-years old, the All In God’s Image: Refugees and Global Migrants resource is ideal for Sunday school programs, small groups, and families interested in:
Questions about the resource should be e-mailed to Will Fenton-Jones, Connectional Ministries office Multicultural Ministries director. He can resource your church with materials necessary to ensure successful use of the resource.
All In God’s Image: A Study in the History of Indigenous Peoples Unit 1: What Is Indigenous Peoples' Day? Family Study Guide
All in God’s Image: A Study in the History of Indigenous Peoples Unit 1: What Is Indigenous Peoples' Day? has activity ideas for you, your family, and/or your church/organization to participate in to increase your knowledge as you learn more about who Indigenous Peoples are; how Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated around the world; and how the East Ohio Conference has begun to recognize the history and contributions of Native Americans. This is an exciting opportunity for learning and growing with people closest to you, as well as with people across the East Ohio Conference.
All in God’s Image: A Study in the History of Indigenous Peoples Unit 2: A Different Perspective of Thanksgiving Family Study Guide
All in God’s Image A Study in the History of Indigenous Peoples Unit 2: A Different Perspective of Thanksgiving provides information about the Native American perspective of Thanksgiving, which is observed on the fourth Thursday of November and has been celebrated in this country for more than 100 years. On October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln called for a nationwide day of thanksgiving to “heal the wounds of our land.” We continue to pray for national healing. All in God’s Image A Study in the History of Indigenous Peoples Unit 2: A Different Perspective of Thanksgiving is an opportunity to continue the journey of learning and healing. In it, you will be challenged on the myths you may have learned about Thanksgiving, and you’ll be pointed to Native and Indigenous voices through resources and activities that widen our perspective and help us to see each other in the image of God. This study guide offers enlightening facts, activities, and resources appropriate for children and adults.
All in God’s Image: A Study in the History of Indigenous Peoples: Unit 3: Let’s Learn About Native American Ministries Sunday!
To help celebrate Native American Ministries Sunday, the Multicultural Ministries office invites you to download and read the third and final installment of our All in God’s Image: A Study in the History of Indigenous Peoples family guide designed to teach families and church congregations about Native American Ministries Sunday.
All in God’s Image: A Celebration of Black History Curriculum
Multicultural Vitality is excited to announce that our recent curriculum for Sunday school students, All in God’s Image: A Celebration of Black History, is available to EOC churches at no cost. This four-week unit, designed developmentally for grades K-6, includes suggested children’s book titles, activities, Bible verses, historical information, songs, and more. It is also a perfect resource for church school staff who would like to highlight a Juneteenth celebration this summer, use it for VBS, or for summer Sunday school lessons.
The curriculum, created by local diversity learning consultant/trainer Corinne Dunn, received great reviews from EOC church leaders who participated in a training event ahead of Black History Month.
“The program has so much space for an instructor to present the information and make it special,” said Sharon Sudberry of Church of the Saviour UMC. “We plan to build [a] spotlight on one of the key leaders discussed in the All in God’s Image curriculum each night of VBS during the Bible story rotation as they relate to one of the VBS themes of truth, justice, peace, faith, and salvation,” shared Linda Morrow, certified lay minister at New Concord UMC.
If you have questions about the curriculum, please e-mail Will Fenton-Jones, director of Multicultural Ministries, or call him at (330) 499-3972 ext. 117.
All in God’s Image: A Celebration of Black History Family Study Guides
Designed to teach elementary school-aged students, with adult help, to celebrate Black history, the guides and other resources can be used to grow personally, or with a group, in your appreciation and understanding of Black history.
The video below demonstrates how to use the guides, with Corinne Dunn and Will Fenton-Jones, director of Multicultural Ministries.
Click on the links or images below to download the family guides.
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