CDS updates children’s resources for use by congregations




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By Lisa Crouch

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has been actively reviewing and updating the COVID-19 resource page with new resources for families since the beginning of the pandemic. The Church of the Brethren COVID-19 Response Planning Committee requested a small children’s committee to form to assess additional outreach for church congregations at this unique time in our history.

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A Children’s Needs Committee was formed, consisting of Jamie Nace, director of Children's Ministry at Lancaster (Pa.) Church of the Brethren; Joan Daggett, project director for the Shine curriculum jointly published by Brethren Press and MennoMedia, from Dayton (Va.) Church of the Brethren; John Kinsel, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Beavercreek Church of the Brethren; and Lisa Crouch, associate director of Children’s Disaster Services.

The online resource page found at https://covid19.brethren.org/children now includes a faith-based section with online Bible apps, Shine curriculum, and Pinterest activity boards, and will be featuring a short family devotional/Bible lesson video weekly that families can watch together as a result of this children’s committee.

To make a family devotional video to be shared on this page, reach out to Lisa Crouch at lcrouch@brethren.org .

-- Lisa Crouch is associate director of Children’s Disaster Services, which is a part of Brethren Disaster Ministries. Find out more about CDS at www.brethren.org/cds .

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