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Kate Newman

About Kate Newman

Kate Newman has been teaching arts and faith to children in the secular school system and in churches for 20 years. Kate has completed a Masters of Theological Studies and has a Masters in Education. She is the principal developer for the Compendium of the Church Mice. She currently works at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria the same church where she was baptized in Children's Ministry. She is also a mother. She enjoys walks in the woods with her and a good nap. Whew.

Shepherding

City children who know crosswalks, traffic lights and concrete may have a hard time understanding the reality of shepherding. How can we bridge our distance from biblical metaphor and allow visual concepts a place amid the symbols of their hearts? Continue reading

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Children’s art matters: palm branch watercolours

Children’s paintings of palm branches teach us that we can respond to God with the resources that are near to us. Continue reading

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Why the children’s art matters

If there is a place for experiential knowledge of the gospel, it is in the hands of a child with a paintbrush. Continue reading

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White chocolate ice cream and biblical interpretation

What about children hearing a bible story for the first time? What is interpretation to a child? Like adults, they use their senses. Continue reading

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The first day of school, conversion and our old diner

It is something to be able to witness change. There are moments in our lives, like the first day of school, when change is palpable. Change comes like the smell of cold in the fall air, the rain that stops just before you and your little one open the front door to go. Continue reading

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Teaching by relationship

I was flabbergasted under the morning light spilling through the stain-glassed windows. Could I teach with a baby in my arms? Continue reading

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Coming home to the Trinity

Trinities work within our own lives. We can find them endlessly. Continue reading

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Thank you

As you prepare for the upcoming year with children, may your understanding be filled with the light of the resurrected Christ. May there be that much love in what you do: love that is given to you, and love that comes from you. Thanks to you, the lamp of your church’s commitment to children cannot be extinguished. Never stop. Continue reading

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Using the Trinity to teach a kid about love

What if we took a moment to talk about the Trinity with our children? We can learn how to love by thinking about how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit love one another? Continue reading

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5 people who can transform children’s fears about the fires in Fort McMurray

Some children will arrive at church wide-eyed this Sunday having seen pictures or having escaped the fires of Fort McMurray fires. How can you show them the peace of Christ? Mr. Roger’s mother said it well. (Mothers often do.) As a boy, when he saw scary things in the news, his mum said look for the helpers. Continue reading

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