February 2015

Family & Children's Ministries Newsletter

Children Worship & Wonder
Many of us have heard of Children Worship & Wonder. Some of us have experienced it on a deep level, some are just starting out, and some have heard of it but aren't really sure what it is. The ministers for Family & Children's Ministries invite you to take a few minutes and watch the video below.

CW&W is heading in some new directions, including hosting different types of beginner and story teller trainings and looking at the framework and reshaping it as we learn more about children, our culture, and the 21st century world. We are open to hearing how you might implement this approach into your church, home, mid-week program, hospital visits, or other places you find the stories of God being told.

If you are interested in attending or hosting a training go to our website to learn more or contact Jessica Kramer, Ministry Associate at or 317-713-2641.

Weekly Text Updates
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Upcoming Events

Progressive Youth Ministry: March 19-21 in Chicago
(Disciples will have a fellowship gathering. Stay tuned!) If you plan to attend, please contact Jessica Kramer.

Faith Forward 2015: April 20-23  in Chicago (Disciples will have a fellowship gathering. Stay tuned!) If you plan to attend, please contact Jessica Kramer.

More Ecumenical Opportunities
Do What Matters! (Vibrant Faith Training Event):
16 different dates and locations around the country
And The Children Shall Lead Them: February 21-22, 2015 in Chapel Hill, NC - A model for intergenerational faith formation
Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry - April 28 - May 1 in Princeton, NJ

Ongoing CW&W Trainings

Children Worship & Wonder Story Teller Trainings

March 6-8 in Germantown, TN (Memphis area)
March 13-15 in Guyton, GA

Check our schedule for updates or contact Jessica Kramer.

Disciple Summer Mission: 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Looking for a mission opportunity for your 6th-12th grade youth this summer? Registration is still open for Disciple Summer Mission in Albuquerque, June 29-July 3. $275 per participant with a $75 deposit due March 1st
National Youth Event in 2016
Are you saving the date for July 26-29, 2016? National Youth Event is a joint event of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Learn more at

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Families and Children DHM


Family & Children's Ministries
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P.O. Box 1986
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Rev. Olivia Stewart
Rev. Dr. Olivia Bryan Updegrove