Loading…
Weaving Our Gifts has ended

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Friday, October 29
 

7:00pm EDT

Friday Meet + Greet on Wonder.me
We will be using Wonder.me for socialization during Weaving Our Gifts. All presentations and group prayer times will be held on Zoom. The "Wonder Room" will be open throughout the conference (hours below) for getting together to chat, catch up and enjoy each others company.

Open the file below "Wonder How-To" for an introduction to joining and enjoying the room.

Weaving Our Gifts Wonder Room Hours
Friday 10/29 · 7pm-9pm Meet + Greet
Saturday 10/30 · 12pm-6pm (closed 1pm-2:45 pm)
Sunday 10/31 · 12pm-6pm (closed 2:15-3:15)


Friday October 29, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Wonder
 
Saturday, October 30
 

12:00pm EDT

CCT Store Open

Saturday October 30, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Wonder

1:00pm EDT

Gathering and Welcome to Weaving our Gifts 2021
Welcome to the 20th Anniversary of the Birth of Weaving Our Gifts!
Prayer
The Psalms in Formation
Introducing Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams

Saturday October 30, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
zoom address

1:45pm EDT

Keynote: Rev Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams Rooted in Praise: Psalms in Formation, Part 1
Rooted in Praise: Psalms in Formation

Saturday October 30, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
zoom address

2:45pm EDT

WONDER
We will be using Wonder.me for socialization during Weaving Our Gifts. All presentations and group prayer times will be held on Zoom. The "Wonder Room" will be open throughout the conference (hours below) for getting together to chat, catch up and enjoy each others company.

Open the file below "Wonder How-To" for introduction to joining and enjoying the room.

Weaving Our Gifts Wonder Room Hours
Friday 10/29 · 7pm-9pm Meet + Greet
Saturday 10/30 · 12pm-6pm (closed 1pm-2:45 pm)
Sunday 10/31 · 12pm-6pm (closed 2:15-3:15)


Saturday October 30, 2021 2:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
Wonder

3:15pm EDT

Deb Zeni: Leading Children to the Threshold of the Creator
Proclaiming the Word as an encounter with God/Creator—sharing in a happening of grace.

A synopsis of the positive findings from my doctoral thesis on the impact of incorporating five best CGS practices for proclaiming the Word into CGS Level I adult formation, using a 'preaching mode' rather than a 'teaching mode' so the Word resonates and reveals, performs and transforms the listeners, and reflects the anamnetic, epicletic and ecclesial nature of CGS ministry.

Saturday October 30, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
zoom address

3:15pm EDT

Elizabeth Vice: Decolonizing our Atrium
This frank discussion of erasure within Christian culture and specifically within our atriums will be one centered on thoughtful ways of examining the tripartite nature of the atrium. The goal is to begin your journey to see who is missing from your atrium and ways to create an atrium that is recognizable as welcoming to children and their parents regardless of their race, ethnicity, educational, or economic backgrounds.

Saturday October 30, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
zoom address

3:15pm EDT

Karen Broering and Kate Weber "Adapting CGS for an At-Home Experience"
Karen and Kate share their experience adapting CGS for a full year "CGS at home" experience, complete with materials for each child.

This past year, Kate Weber, Coordinator of Children and Teen ministry at the St. Thomas More Newman Center in Columbus, OH, completely adapted our CGS program to be done at home every week for the entire year. Many catechists and volunteers handmade sets of materials that were sent home twice a year so children would have materials to work with at home. A thorough website was created for parents and children to have access to songs, prayer suggestions, CGS national ideas, and how to the use the presentations and materials each week. Karen Broering, a Level 2 catechist in this program, will share about the experience from the catechist perspective, such as how to give presentations to children, prepare parents for what to expect and how to use the materials, and how to present to squirmy kids on Zoom! We tried a variety of ways of presenting scripture and materials, including Zoom, slides, Google docs and more. We will also share feedback they got from parents throughout the year that helped inform us on what worked for families and what didn't.

Saturday October 30, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
zoom address

3:15pm EDT

Sr. Kathryn Press: Other Forms of Service: A Catechist Outside the Atrium
How do I live in the sheepfold apart from the atrium?

Saturday October 30, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
zoom address

3:15pm EDT

Suzanne Haraburd: Finding Sweetness: a Torah Scholar’s Reflections on Creation
Suzanne shares the wisdom of her Hebrew Bible teacher, Tamar Pelleg, offering a deeper understanding of the first Creation story in Genesis.

The ancient Jewish Bible study methods of Midrash and Kabbalah teach four stages of Bible interpretation: 1. reading the simple meaning of the text, 2. discovering hints in the text that point to meanings beneath the surface, 3. using the hints to explore the text, and 4. finding the sweetness—something transcendent that touches your heart. Suzanne shares this approach to the story of Creation as taught to her by her teacher, Tamar Pelleg, an Israeli Bible scholar and Maggid.



Saturday October 30, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
zoom address

4:15pm EDT

WONDER
We will be using Wonder.me for socialization during Weaving Our Gifts. All presentations and group prayer times will be held on Zoom. The "Wonder Room" will be open throughout the conference (hours below) for getting together to chat, catch up and enjoy each others company.

Open the file below "Wonder How-To" for introduction to joining and enjoying the room.

Weaving Our Gifts Wonder Room Hours
Friday 10/29 · 7pm-9pm Meet + Greet
Saturday 10/30 · 12pm-6pm (closed 1pm-2:45 pm)
Sunday 10/31 · 12pm-6pm (closed 2:15-3:15)


Saturday October 30, 2021 4:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Wonder

4:30pm EDT

Looking Ahead: Online Conferences and Conversations
Our next conference will be October 2023. Let's try to name the benefits and limitations of this online gathering to plan the 2023 Weaving our Gifts. Also welcome: suggestions for our next keynote speaker/topic, breakouts and conversations in the next two years.

Saturday October 30, 2021 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
zoom address

5:00pm EDT

WONDER
We will be using Wonder.me for socialization during Weaving Our Gifts. All presentations and group prayer times will be held on Zoom. The "Wonder Room" will be open throughout the conference (hours below) for getting together to chat, catch up and enjoy each others company.

Open the file below "Wonder How-To" for introduction to joining and enjoying the room.

Weaving Our Gifts Wonder Room Hours
Friday 10/29 · 7pm-9pm Meet + Greet
Saturday 10/30 · 12pm-6pm (closed 1pm-2:45 pm)
Sunday 10/31 · 12pm-6pm (closed 2:15-3:15)


Saturday October 30, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Wonder
 
Sunday, October 31
 

12:00pm EDT

CCT Store Open!
Our "store" manager, Katie Krolczyk, will be available to show you our resources and answer questions about discounts, pricing, shipping, etc. Orders will continue be received through our website at www.cctheo.org.


Sunday October 31, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Wonder

1:00pm EDT

Alice Liu: Planting "Mustard Seeds" in Taiwan
Catholic and non-Catholic children's responses from an atrium in Taiwan.

Sunday October 31, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
zoom address

1:00pm EDT

Jodi-beth McCain and Anita Vincent: Steps towards an Anti-racist Atrium
Viewing CGS through an ABAR lens and applying ABAR principles to CGS with children

We will introduce and discuss four ABAR (Anti-Bias Anti Racism) goals for working with children, based on the work of Britt Hawthorne. We will then discuss how to use these goals as a lens for our work in the atrium

Sunday October 31, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
zoom address

1:00pm EDT

Mary Ellen Galvan: Writing an Icon
The Orthodox prayer practice of writing an icon can be shared with older children in the atrium.  
The step-by-step process, and the illuminations each offers for one's spiritual journey, provide a rich prayer experience for young adolescents. This is a very big work that brings normalization and focus. The iconographer is brought to an interior quiet while heart, hands and mind join in the work, leading to deep prayer and reflection.

Sunday October 31, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
zoom address

1:00pm EDT

Melinda Melone: Intentional Community Building in the Elementary Atrium
Montessori theory and building community in the elementary atrium. Grace and courtesy, class meetings, using 2nd plane characteristics to build relationships, peacemaking and restorative justice, peer mediation, prayer services, service projects and interacting with larger community.

Sunday October 31, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
zoom address

2:15pm EDT

3:15pm EDT

WONDER
We will be using Wonder.me for socialization during Weaving Our Gifts. All presentations and group prayer times will be held on Zoom. The "Wonder Room" will be open throughout the conference (hours below) for getting together to chat, catch up and enjoy each others company.

Open the file below "Wonder How-To" for introduction to joining and enjoying the room.

Weaving Our Gifts Wonder Room Hours
Friday 10/29 · 7pm-9pm Meet + Greet
Saturday 10/30 · 12pm-6pm (closed 1pm-2:45 pm)
Sunday 10/31 · 12pm-6pm (closed 2:15-3:15)


Sunday October 31, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
Wonder

3:45pm EDT

Catherine Maresca: Discussion of the Benefits of Hybrid Learning
We are a learning community! Scholarship, study, observation, and reflection build the communal wisdom of our work with children. How much of this can be done online? We'll start with a list of the goals of our gatherings and consider how those can be met online (or not). Then share best practices, benefits and limitations of various types of gatherings.

Sunday October 31, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
zoom address

3:45pm EDT

Catherine Powell: Sacred History in the Art of the National Cathedral
For a long time I’ve noted that Washington National Cathedral’s layout is that of the plan of salvation. The west end has art about creation (carvings of swirling planets and emerging human beings on the outside and the creation rose—which has sections for the ‘days’ of creation, (best seen from the inside). Then, as you walk down the main nave you see the unfolding of the gifts of creation: stone, wood, glass, fiber, as well as the stories in glass and carvings of human beings cooperating with God’s plan. At the crossing you mark redemption: crossing itself, cross inlaid in the floor, crucifixion above on the rood screen (and below, on the crypt level the Joseph of Arimathea Chapel). Then continuing west to east, you climb to the high altar, above which is the carving of Christ in light, victorious, surrounded by the saints.

Sunday October 31, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
zoom address

3:45pm EDT

Elizabeth Vice: The Social Location of your atrium
By learning how to ask specific questions, you can what makes your atrium unique and can discover how to welcome others more fully.
We can’t just paint our sheep and expect that others will know they are welcome. To be inclusively hospitable, we need to examine our atrium’s unique social location. It is our unique matrix of factors including: genders, races, social classes, leader’s ages, abilities, and geographic locations. When examined, these help us navigate through our unrecognized biases and create atriums where we can open the sheepfold’s gate wider. This workshop is a brave space where we will discuss people of color’s marginalization and erasure from Christian spaces and find joy in ways of celebrating color in the wider sheepfold.

Sunday October 31, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
zoom address

3:45pm EDT

Jane Scheuermann: Montessori Theory
How the Young Child Learns: Revisiting Montessori's Ideas on Development

Sunday October 31, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
zoom address

4:45pm EDT

Closing Prayer
Sunday October 31, 2021 4:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
zoom address