Celebrating Lent and Easter in Sunday School Webinar Resources
Celebrating Lent and Easter in Sunday School booklet
Children's Lenten Calendar 2013
Advent and Christmas Resources
Advent and Christmas Websites for Sunday School
Getting and Keeping Children's Ministry Volunteers Webinar Resources
Links to articles
10 Ways to Lose a Volunteer
The 7 Deadly Sins of Recruiting Volunteers
Links to Dedication Services
Prayer for Commissioning Sunday School Teachers
Sunday School Teacher Dedication Litany
Links to Teacher Recognition Services
A Celebration of Ministry
Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day
Link to Spiritual Gifts Websites List
Spiritual Gifts Websites
Link to Website for Teachers' Gifts
Christian Tools of Affirmation
Sunday School Curriculum – Coming and Going this Fall 2012
The following curriculum has been discontinued:
*All Things New from the Episcopal Church
*Live B.I.G. from Cokesbury (United Methodist Church)
*Rock Solid from Cokesbury
Gather ‘Round from the Mennonite Church will be discontinued in 2014 and replaced by another curriculum not yet named.
*Living the Good News lectionary curriculum from More house Publishing is now totally online. It is available in RCL and Catholic editions.
*Connect from Spark house (ecumenical) – DVD based curriculum for 5th and 6th grade.
*Faith Practices from the UCC – online curriculum for three year olds through adults; also available in intergenerational and rotation versions. It will cover 12 faith practices; six are available now: hospitality, Sabbath, stewardship, living joyfully, testimony and witness, and encountering scripture. One time fee of $300 allows complete access. The PRC has limited samples.
*Grow, Proclaim, Serve from Cokesbury – traditional classroom curriculum for babies through teens. An optional DVD is available as well as formats for large group/small group sessions.
*Holy Molly from Spark house– DVD based curriculum for kindergarten through 4th grade.
Curriculum samples at the PRC
Are you ready for the start of Sunday school? Read through our Sunday School Tune Up checklist to prepare for September.
Sunday School Summer Programming Ideas Click here to view
One Room or Multi-Graded Sunday School Curriculum
Free Summer Curriculum for Download
No-Fail VBS Follow-Up Ideas
Special Summer Programs
Ways to Stay Connected with Students
Partner with Parents
Interactive Christian/Bible Websites for Children
Websites with Biblical and Christian Crafts and Activities
Interactive Christian/Bible websites for Youth
Sunday School Year in Review Webinar Click here to view
Sunday School Evaluation
Ideas for Promotion Sunday
Worship Resources for Promotion Sunday
Sunday School Promotion Certificate
Sunday School Teacher Recognition Day Ideas
Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day with Skit
A Celebration of Ministry
Prayer of Thanks for Sunday School Teachers
Prayer for Teachers
Children's Teacher Appreciation Certificate
Youth Teacher Appreciation Certificate
Adult Teacher Appreciation Certificate
Sunday School Teacher Appreciation
Gifts for Sunday School Teachers
50 Affirmation Ideas from the Grocery Store
Affirmation Ideas for Under $2
Teachers Survival Kit
Burn-Out Proof Your Ministry
Recharge Your Spirit
Winter 2012 Newsletter
The Challenge of Choosing Curriculum Webinar Click here to view
Curriculum for Smaller Sunday School
Curriculum - The Different Types
Choosing Your Curriculum
Curriculum Evaluation Key Questions Form
Curriculum Evaluation Key Questions
Sunday School Staff Websites
Up-coming events East West
Winter/Spring Long Distance Learning Schedule
Click here to view our webinar, From Ashes to Easter.
From Ashes to Easter: Lent and Easter Resources for Children’s Ministry
The booklet, Lent and Easter Ideas for Children, includes directions for making Resurrection Rolls and Resurrection Eggs as well as other activities.
This Lenten calendar has daily activities for children and their families.
Here are instructions for making crosses from palms and some other cross crafts.
This is a good article about explaining Holy Week to children.
There are several versions of the legend of the dogwood.
Two companies that sell inexpensive calendars for Lent, seasonal family devotions, handouts, etc. are:
Creative Communications for the Parish
Christian Tools of Affirmation
New Book Review from our FaithReads Blog
Click here to read the review
Creative Ways to Energize Your Sunday School Websites
Article from Children’s Ministry Magazine “Easy Classroom Transformations”
Article: How to turn your classroom into an Egyptian or Hebrew village
Bulletin Board Websites
- Photos of bulletin boards are listed in three categories: holidays, seasonal, and themes.
- Individuals post photos of bulletin boards. There are hundreds of photos on this site as well as a chat box for exchanging ideas and asking questions.
- The Resources for Christian Teachers websites has links to many other sites with ideas for bulletin boards, calendars, murals, door decorations, borders, birthday displays, and other room decorations.
- This website is not church-related but has excellent and creative ideas for background materials and borders.
Sunday School Decorations and Supplies
- Oriental Trading Party Decorations
New Book Review from our Faith Reads Blog
Click here to read a review of this book.
Sunday School Tune-Up Recommended Websites
The Building Faith website is maintained by Church Publishing Incorporated to be an on-line community for Christian education and faith formation leaders. They have wonderful resources which can be downloaded to use separately or as part of a Christian Education Handbook. Included are:
Lifeway Publishing has an excellent article called Resource Rescue! Help in Organizing Children’s Resources which suggests ways of organizing your resources and building storage units.
Here are links to samples of Sunday School Registration Forms:
It’s a good idea to send a welcoming letter to the parents of your students before Sunday school starts. Here are some sample letters:
You might consider using this Backpack Blessings litany for the first day of Sunday school.
The article “Hats off to the Sunday School Superintendent” from the Lutheran Church ELCA talks about the responsibilities of superintendents, the role of parents, evaluating your Sunday school, planning and communication, and more.
Download a summary of the New Curriculum for Sunday School and Confirmation word doc PDF
Download a complete list of available Confirmation curriculum.
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A Year of Spiritual Practice
Create your own
sacred writings from the Women of the ELCA
Do you read Christian fiction? Do you think you have a faith-driven book inside of you? Informal free Christian writing group forming for Western Suffolk/Eastern Nassau. Possible genres are devotionals, faith-based fiction (young adult, contemporary or historical / romance / suspense / women's fiction, anthologies, etc.) Meetings will occur once or twice a month, evenings or Saturdays. Contact Beth G. at (631) 559-4650 or email ChristianWriterLI@gmail.com. The meeting place will rotate but the first meeting will be at Panera Bread in Bohemia.
This is an interesting Horizons Newsletter "Go fix the Problem" from J Clif Christopher for Pastors who are moving to a new church. Also interesting reading if you are not moving.
This article referenced in a Pastor's newsletter that made me think more about the commitment made between a church and members of the congregation. This relationship is an important part of a person’s decision to support their church.
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Make A Joyful Noise Resource List word doc
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