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More rave reviews for “Fed & Forgiven”

March 23rd, 2010 by Beth A. Lewis

Over the past seven+ years that I have served as CEO for Augsburg Fortress, there are a handful of congregational resources that people request over and over and over, no matter where I travel. One of them has been a “communion education resource for all ages.” Last summer, we published Fed & Forgiven, a resource that is both print & video to help teach children, youth and adults about the meaning of communion. To say that it has been well received would be quite an understatement!

It seems especially appropriate as we walk together through Lent and ponder the mystery and incredible gift of forgiveness and grace that we have received through the death and resurrection of Jesus, that we help others know and appreciate the power of this weekly remembrance through the celebration of the meal.

In the past week or so, I have received two strong, unsolicited affirmations of this new resource from congregational leaders and also permission to share their comments with you:

from Sherry Martin, Christian Education Coordinator at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Aurora, IL:

“I just wanted to share with you how much our teachers are loving Fed andForgiven. We are using the Fed and Forgiven curriculum for our 3 year oldthrough 5th grade students. Students and Teachers are raving about it. Theylove the video component and the many activities offered. The LOVE the LutheranTheology component. In future curriculum development and discussion, pleaseknow that my teachers have asked if you offer someting similar year round. Weare looking at Spark for the fall and excited about that, but wanted you toknow how pleased we are with Fed and Forgiven. Thanks so much.”

and, from Pastor David Miller from St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL:

“I just taught the first two sessions for Fed and Forgiven with third graders. The material is activity-driven, deeply rooted in our faith and liturgical tradition, centered squarely on the gospel–and is a joy to teach. Teaching the third graders last Saturday morning was the best teaching experience I have had in several years. The students especially loved and were engaged by the videos. “A Tomato for Jesus” ? Genius.”

David is also an Augsburg Fortress author. Most recently, he wrote our very popular Book of Faith Lenten Journey: Marks of the Christian.

If you want to see samples of the Fed & Forgiven resource, there are both print and video samples on the website, . Enjoy!

Thanks, Sherry and David, for using Fed & Forgiven in your congregations and for sharing your rave reviews with us.


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Beth A. Lewis, President & CEO Augsburg Fortress

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