Another year is drawing to a close! I find myself reflecting over this past year and am proud of what we have accomplished here at The Center for Progressive Christianity.
The crowning jewel of 2010 is, of course, the release of our Children's curriculum - A Joyful Path. The feedback from churches, groups, and individuals using it has been overwhelming! One woman from Placerville, California told me the following story:
"I incorporated your 'Fairies, Worms, and Snails' lesson plan into my time with the children yesterday. They enjoyed the story of Teisha and her animal friends while they made their own artistic creations, and they were very willing to participate in the discussion questions. Later in the day, while my own young children were visiting another child from the class, the three found a big, scary spider in the bathtub. They chose, because of your story, to relocate the spider instead of killing it! I have been teaching children for many, many years and I have found most faith curriculum to be condescending, stifling, and controlled. Joyful Path is different. It's loving, smart, uplifting, and inspiring. Great work! Thanks."
Stories like this remind me of why we're here. They remind us of why we continue to do what we do.
Through the curriculum that you've helped us create this year, children everywhere are developing a more compassionate outlook on the world around them! And isn't that just what this next generation is going to need to solve the problems they will face? Please consider a gift today to help us continue this good work as we aim to bring progressive, inclusive, spiritual curriculum and resources to all ages.