Helen Bishop and Susan Grider wrote the original version of Families, on which this is based, more than a decade ago. Tracey L. Hurd served as writer and developmental editor of the current version. Additional activities were provided by Richard Kimball and Kimi Riegel. Barbara Gifford contributed research and clerical and administrative support. Jessica York provided activities and additional developmental editing after field-testing, and Nancy Burnett was the copy editor. Judith Frediani guided the development of the program from its original version to the current version.
We wish to thank Adele Smith-Penniman for use of the chalice lighting, Burton D. Carley for his Closing, and Pat Hoertdoerfer for the sense poem.
Grounspark provided the Family Facts and Figures demographics in Session 2.
We thank Gary Smith, with acknowledgments to Professor Walter Cook, for the Five Elements of Prayer.