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How can we shape learning experiences that will empower our children to explore the Christian Faith and make it their own? How can we show them that they are valued members of the church today? This forum will be a place for us to share the joys and challenges of Christian Education. Come and join us as we share ideas and resources, ask questions, and encourage each other in this vital ministry.

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Kate Newman

Kate Newman has been teaching arts and faith to children in the secular school system and in churches for 20 years. She grew up Anglican and stayed Anglican. Currently, with a Masters in Education, Kate teaches theatre to children and teens while taking graduate studies in theology. She is the principal developer for the Compendium of the Church Mice. She is also a mother. She enjoys walks in the woods with her and a good nap.

Recent blog posts

Five ways to let learning flow (or how not to be another brick)

September 8th, 2015

It happens around this same time every year. Several million students go back to school In North America alone, there are 10s of millions of children in elementary school. From the Sunday school basement to the university physics lab, we understand ourselves through our pursuit of learning.

Five ways to help children respond to a tragic photograph

September 4th, 2015

I pray for children who have now seen, through the accessible window of the internet, the sacrifice of one of their own . Children who look at this picture need to be able to talk about what they have seen. How can we start the discussion?

The Garden Gang, chapter two

September 1st, 2015

There was a note left in the apple tree. The Name of God We Hear copy
Written in pencil, folded twice by 3…

The Church Garden Gang, chapter one

August 25th, 2015

Open up the back door you will see,
Below the window to the sacristy…

Crucial matters

August 6th, 2015

My son trundles up the stairs with the rest of the children from the Sunday school group holding in his hand… ummm… ahhh… what is that?

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