Category Archives: stress and trauma

Recommended Reading: Braving the Wilderness

On Communion Sunday, June 7, 2020, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz preached the second sermon titled “Move-In,” based on John 1: 1-18, in the “Longing to Belong” Worship series. As her message was about belonging, for this week’s reading she recommended: … Continue reading

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Children’s Messages for Adults from Susan Verde: Compassion

Pastor Jenny Smith Walz and Evangeline Burgers, director of children’s ministry, offer two books by Susan Verde this week. For Children’s Time, Pastor Jenny read from “I Am Human.”  Evangeline reads from the book of Matthew and links it in … Continue reading

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WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK

Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl in 5 minutes | Animated Barbara Fox and Isabella Dougan recommend this video: “Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl in 5 minutes | Animated.” The presentation is inspirational with human stories and … Continue reading

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THIS WEEK: RECOMMENDED READING & WATCHING

Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints, Daneen Akers Evangeline Burgers recommends this book, written for children but with wisdom for all ages. It has stories of real-life faith heroes, many who are still doing important work among us. You can hear the … Continue reading

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Maintaining Hope Through Adversity: Ashleigh Donaldson and Deena Prakash

                      Throughout the country, signs on lawns, banners on buildings, clanging pots and pans, and soaring voices celebrate America’s health care workers’ tireless efforts against the coronavirus. Within the Princeton UMC … Continue reading

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‘Butterfly Hug Prayer’ for Stress and Worry

by Evangeline Burgers Are you and/or your child experiencing anxiety right now? The Butterfly Hug may be a good prayer and calming technique for you to try. I’ve recorded a video to help your family learn this Butterfly Hug prayer, which … Continue reading

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