Praying for Children – Karakia Mo Ngā Tamariki – August 2020

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Praying for Children – Karakia Mo Ngā Tamariki – August 2020

Sowing seeds of love
2- 8 August 2020
We invite you this week to use the resources of the ‘Praying for Children’
initiative to make space, look around, and ask some questions like
‘What would it take to include children who may be a bit different, or have
particular challenges? How can we be better?’
LOOK AROUND
Take a walk this week around your neighbourhood and notice:
How many children live in your street? What are families up to? Where is
your nearest primary school or early childhood centre? Where else do you
notice children e.g. at parks, playgrounds, the supermarket and shopping
areas?
How well are children with physical difficulties catered for e.g signs and
access?
As you walk, pray for the children and the families you see, plus those
you don’t see but you know that they are there.
What might God want you to notice?
For an inspiring daily post go to Rev Roxy Gahegan’s blog link
https://prayingforchildren2020.wordpress.com/blog-2/
For the power point and other resources go to www.pcfm.org.nz
Creating Welcoming Churches
A disability resource for faith communities
produced by the Disability, Spirituality and Faith
Network, Aotearoa NZ, 2014.
Full of very helpful Information, A timely
challenge to Attitudes and ideas for Action
A hard copy book and also available as an e-book
and a PDF
More info
http://www.dsfnetwork.org/projects/creatingwelcoming-churches/
If you would like further clarification on how you can use these resources,
please contact your regional or national Presbyterian Children and
Families Ministry team at www.pcfm.org.nz or Anne Overton, the
Community Relationship Manager for PSN anne.overton@psn.org.nz on
ways to support the innovative work PSN is doing with families and
children through Family Works and other services
https://www.psn.org.