New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Blessed to Be a Blessing

Sacred Circle Time for Young Children

Leanne Hadley • August 2016

BUY Print $25.00

BUY eBook (Available in ePub or Kindle) $9.99

Blessed to be a Blessing: Sacred Circle Time for Young Children is designed specifically for young children using a simple-but-effective model that will move them beyond "learning about God" to "experiencing God" through ritual, wonder, story, prayer, and blessing. Dr. Leanne Hadley provides all the leadership tools as well as ideas for resources that all congregations already have on hand.

Sacred Circle Time is ideal:

  • for use in a variety of settings, including your church, preschool, daycare, special events, or even at home;
  • to fit your schedule (either 10 to 15 minutes or 40 to 60 minutes), depending on the time you have available and the ages of the children; and
  • because the lessons were intentionally designed to use everyday supplies rather than expecting you to buy additional materials.

Leanne graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio where she received her B.A. and earned both her M.Div. and D.Min. degrees from United Theological Seminary. Her doctoral work focused on designing a model of healing for children. She is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church and was the founder of a non-profit, First Steps Spirituality Center.

ISBN: 978-0-88177-786-4

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-88177-787-1

EPub ISBN: 978-0-88177-788-8

Imprint: Discipleship Resources

Pub Date: August 2016

Trim Size: 7.5 in (w) x 9.25 in (h) x 0.978 in (d)

Page Count: 384

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Education / Children & Youth

BISAC1: REL091000

BISAC2: REL108030