Lesson 2: September 11, 2016
God’s Mountain: Isaiah 25
Because this Sunday, September 11, commemorates a national day of remembrance, help children offer prayers for the safety of all people. Before composing your prayer. . .
You may find it helpful to visit websites that offer age-appropriate teaching tools for talking with children about the events of that day. For example, the 9/11 Memorial website offers many teaching resources that can be adapted for use in Christian education contexts. Another helpful article appears in the 2013 archives of Today Parents website. While the article is not written from a religious perspective, it does offer insights that are useful for the teacher who wants to offer a prayer shaped by words that are understood by children of a particular age-level.
For youth and adults, teachers might read and discuss this week’s editorial from Jim Winkler, President and General Secretary of the National Council of Churches. . .
On September 11, Jim Winkler, will participate in a Unity Walk in Washington, DC. People of a variety of faiths will together visit several houses of worship. These churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques will host open houses, offer tours and traditional food, and provide introductions to their religions and practices. Read more. . .