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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. 

New Curriculum 

*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 list

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

Resources:

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

Bee-Attitude Websites

Sunday School Year in Review Webinar Click here to view

Resources:

Teacher Evaluation

Parent Evaluation

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

Resources:

Curriculum for Smaller Sunday School

Curriculum - The Different Types

Free Curriculum

Choosing Your Curriculum

Curriculum Evaluation

Curriculum Evaluation Key Questions Form

Curriculum Evaluation Key Questions

Curriculum Checklist

Evaluating Curriculum

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

1-800-325-9414

 

Christian Tools of Affirmation

1-888-285-3598

 

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

http://www.apostolicfaith.org/Library/SundaySchool/BulletinBoardIdeas.aspx

  • Photos of bulletin boards are listed in three categories: holidays, seasonal, and themes.

http://www.boardsgalore.com/

  • 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.

http://www.teacherhelp.org/bulletin.htm#church

  • 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.

http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/classmanagement/bulletinboards.html

  • This website is not church-related but has excellent and creative ideas for background materials and borders.

Sunday School Decorations and Supplies

 

http://www.christianedwarehouse.com/cep/Category.cfm?&DID=6&CATID=19

  • Christian Ed Warehouse

http://www.orientaltrading.com/party-themes-and-events/sunday-school/vbs/party-decorations-a1-388626+1255-2-1-TmU9OTAwMDAmTj0zODg2MjYgMTI1NQ==.fltr

  • Oriental Trading Party Decorations

http://www.rinovelty.com/

  • Rhode Island Novelty

 

New Book Review from our Faith Reads Blog

The Chocolate-Covered Umbrella: Discovering Your Dreamcode by Tilda Norberg: Book Cover 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.

word doc PDF

A Year of Spiritual Practice

Journaling

Journaling: Create your own sacred writings from the Women of the ELCA

For Writers

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.

Stewardship

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.

Are You an Owner or a Renter?

 

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Make A Joyful Noise Resource List word doc

Make a Joyful Noise Resource List PDF

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