Downloadable Resources

Welcome to our downloadable resource page! We ask that you respect the authors of these various resources and cite them when you use their samples. The resource will either have who it is submitted by next to it or the references will be within the resource.

General Resources
Breathing/Meditation
Dance/Movement
Liturgies
Prayers

Theological Essays

GENERAL RESOURCES

Diocesan Resource Center Embodied Faith Resource List
(submitted by Sue Tait)

Sex. Sex! Sex? Article by The Rev. Helen McPeak

(Sex. Sex! Sex? article submitted by the Rev. Helen McPeak)

BREATHING/MEDITATION

Breath Break – Stop, Breath, & Think

5 Minute Breathing Exercise – daringauthenticity

Calming Breath Meditations

Faith Embodied Opening Breath

Nightlights – Bedtime Meditations for ChildrenThis book is a way to introduce children to meditation techniques at bedtime. The link is to Amazon.com, but we always encourage you to shop at your local bookstore.

DANCE/MOVEMENT

DANCE/MOVEMENT

Celtic Yoga (submitted by the Rev. Danáe Ashley)

Dancing Away Depression article

The Dancing Word YouTube Channel A liturgical dance channel by Betsey Beckman

Episcopal Aerobics Game (submitted by the Rev. Danáe Ashley)

Movement/Dance as Prayer (submitted by the Rev. Danáe Ashley) Workshop to lead you in using movement during prayer time.

Shaker Worship Service – Salli Terri The Shakers were known for their ecstatic movements during their worship services. This educational video is a good example of dance and movement in the Shaker prayer tradition.

Sign of the Cross – Fr. Matthew Presents Teaches a person how to make the sign of the cross and explains why it is important.

Wiggle Tamers (movement and games for children) This is a website that will take you to a downloadable book.

LISTENING WALKS (urban street labyrinths)

Listening Walk – St. Stephen’s & Children’s Hospital, Seattle
(submitted by The Rev. Danáe Ashley)

Listening Walk – Solid Ground Housing, Seattle-Magnuson Park, Seattle
(submitted by The Rev. Danáe Ashley)

Listening Walk Instructions for Kids
(submitted by The Rev. Rebecca Sumner)

The Listening Walk – Book This is the book that partially inspired The Rev. Rebecca Sumner to create the (altered) labyrinths. The link is to Amazon.com, but we always encourage you to shop at your local bookstore.

LITURGIES

Body Image
Drama
Fertility Struggle
Sexuality

BODY IMAGE

Body Image Sleepover Outline (this was submitted without citation–please contact us if this is your work)

DRAMA

Don’t just read it (Bible study #7) – Rev. Adam West

Drama and the Word Ministry: A dramatic reading of the Magnificat  (submitted by The Rev. Danáe Ashley)

Drama and the Word Ministry: The Passion – Luke 22:14-23, 56  (submitted by The Rev. Danáe Ashley)

FERTILITY STRUGGLE

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Service — for use with a floor labyrinth
(submitted by The Rev. Danáe Ashley)

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Service — Lutheran-Episcopal
(submitted by The Rev. Danáe Ashley)

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Service — candle and tree ritual
(submitted by The Rev. Danáe Ashley)

Fertility Struggle Service of Poetry and Prayer — with candle and Jizo tree ritual
(submitted by The Rev. Danáe Ashley)

SEXUALITY

Transgender Renaming Baptismal Affirmation Service (submitted by The Rev. Helen Svoboda-Barber)

 

PRAYERS

COTA Sensing Prayers (submitted by Church of the Apostles member April Caballero)

THEOLOGICAL ESSAYS

Theological Essay Submission Guidelines

February 2017 Adoption – Family Resemblances – Rev. Lee Ann Pomrenke

May 2017 Body Talk – Strong and Brave and Beautiful – Rev. Amy Wiegert

June 2017 Embodied Mindfulness – Rev. Dr. Lucas Mix

August 2017 Body Talk – Body in Space – Ben Swihart

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