ERIC Number: ED433932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Wonderfully Made: Preparing Children To Learn and Succeed. Worship, Educational, Community Outreach, and Advocacy Resources for Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Other Faith Traditions.
This booklet provides resource materials for the National Observance of Children's Sabbaths, a weekend of worship, education, outreach, and advocacy that proclaims and responds to a faith-based call to meet the needs of children. The theme of 1999's Children's Sabbath focuses on getting all children ready to learn and succeed. The booklet's sections are: (1) "Welcome to the National Observance of Children's Sabbaths," which provides background information on the movement; (2) "Messages and Endorsements," including letters from Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund; Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell; Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, OSB; Rabbi Eric Yoffie; and a list of organizations endorsing the Children's Sabbath; (3) "Planning and Promoting Your Children's Sabbath," including a planning guide, media release, bulletin insert, and clip art; (4) "Christian Worship and Education Resources," including liturgies, sermon resources, and lesson plans; (5) "Jewish Shabbat and Education Resources," including an Erev Shabbat service, a sample sermon, and lesson plans; (6) "Interfaith Worship Resources," including liturgical suggestions and resources for interfaith children's sabbaths; (7) "Activity Ideas for All Faiths"; and (8) "Follow Up Actions and Resources for All Faiths," including an evaluation form. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Readiness, Preschool Education, Religious Holidays, Religious Organizations, Resource Materials
Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001; Tel: 202-662-3652; Web site: http://www.childrensdefense.org (1-4 copies, $6 each, plus $5.50 shipping. Discount on quantity orders. District of Columbia residents must add 5.75% sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Charles H. Revson Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.; Prudential Foundation, Newark, NJ.; William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.