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Advent,
Altar Guild,
Bible Study,
Bible Movies,
Bishop's visit,
Blogs and Newsletters,
Book of Common Prayer,
Candelmas,
Children's Ministry Resources,
Christian Biographies,
Christian Formation Helps,

Christmas
Communion Bread Recipes,
Emergency Preparedness,
Epiphany,
Episcopal Resources,
Facebook,
Faith at Home,

Greeters, Training

Halloween,
Lent, Maps,
Sermon Help,
Stewardship,

Taize Resources
Youth Ministry Resources

 

ADVENT

Advent Readings at the Lighting of the Wreath

Advent Service/Prayer Stations

davepaisley.typepad.com - search for Waiting in the Starlight"

Online Advent Calendars

http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/news/features/2010-advent-calendar from Trinity Wallstreet Episcopal Church

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/advent_calendar_2011.htm starts dec. 1

http://bustedhalo.com/features/advent-calendar-2011

http://www.homeschooling.about.com/cs/unitssubjhol/a/advent125.htm

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/themes/christmas

http://www.jennyfunderburke.com/advent/

Advent Resources

http://www.crivoice.org/cyadvent.html colors of advent, advent wreath, an advent reflection, Jesse tree devotionals and more

http://www.pcusa.org/media/uploads/theologyandworship/2010_advent_calendar.pdf

Advent Calendars to make http://www.tipjunkie.com/great-tip-award-fun-advent-calendars/

Make a Jesse Tree

Altar Guild Resources:

http://rhodeislandaltars.com/2010/09/09/almys-linen-care-brochure/

Bible Study:

http://www.spu.edu/centers/cbte/ Online guided bible study on academic quarter system
http://bibleworkbench.com bible study for personal or group study
http:www.prayerbookguide.com
http://egadideas.com/files/EGADMillion.zip

LUKE
hitchhikersguidetoluke.blogspot.com this blog has lessons from Luke to fit the lectionary, Year C
http://www.textweek.com/luke.htm  this site has many resources for teaching/studying Luke

 

Bible Movies on YouTube

The Visual Bible-The Gospel of Matthew 4 hours 18 min 27 sec

The Book of Revelations Full Movie 1 hour 34 min 44 sec

The Visual Bible-The Gospel of John 2 hours 53 min 13 sec

The Visual Bible-The Acts of the Apostles 3 hours 12 min 29 sec

The Visual Bible- The Book of Acts 3 hours 12 min 28 sec

Esther-Full Movie

King Solomon-Full Movie

Joseph- Full Movie


The Bishop is Visiting! Resources for Children


Resources for Bishops Visit-Diocese of Ohio

Resources for Bishops Visit-from Diocese of TX

Resources for Bishop's Visit- From MN

Bishops Vestments

Blessing of the Animals:

www.dohio.org/document/doc_download/660-blessing-of-animals-at-home

www.dohio.org/document/doc_download/658-blessing-liturgy

www.dohio.org/document/doc_download/657-blessinf-of-animals-links

www.dohio.org/document/doc_download/656-animal-blessing-liturgy

www.dohio.org/document/doc_download/654-a-blessing-for-animals

www.dohio.org/document/doc_download/655-blessing-of-animals-order-of-service

 

Blogs and Newsletters:


Resourcefully Yours- http://resourcefullyyours.wordpress.com/
Living-In-Formation newsletter http://morehouseeducation.org
www.rowsofsharon.com Sign up to follow her blog, resources and updates

Book of Common Prayer:

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/ BCP in many languages, history, etc.

http:www.prayerbookguide.com

Candlemas

http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/candlemas.html information and ideas

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/candlemas information

http://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeafterepiphany3.html some background, food ideas, etc

http://www.buildfaith.org/2011/01/25/candlemas/

http://books.google.com/books?id=j79AAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA153&lpg=PA153&dq=candlemas+episcopal&source=bl&ots=GE5XNxdeVz&sig=YQwS_X3Sv2NtJGmJacITsMprVSg&hl=en&ei=6w3VTojPDov4sQLhtMWVDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&sqi=2&ved=0CEwQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=candlemas%20episcopal&f=false page 153 Manual of episcopal ceremonies: based on the Caeremoniale episcoporum ...By Aurelius Stehle

 

Children's Ministry Resources:

Lesson Plans That Work www.episcopalchurch.org/lesson-plan free. lectionary based.

Weaving God's Promises www.weavinggodspromises.org price depends on congregation size, many activities to choose from. Download from online.

Episcopal Curriculum for Children www.vts.edu/podium/default.aspx?t=122314 now a free children's curriculum, everything is online

Activity Village www.activityvillage.co.uk for school teachers but lots of ideas for children, crafts, activities, etc

Danielle's Place www.daniellesplace.com- great for crafts

Children's Curriculum from Canada www.anglican.ca/churchmice Free. online.

Teach Sunday School  www.teachsundayschool.com

More Resources:

Christian Biographies:

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~kilroy/JEK/home.html

Christian Formation helps:

http://ministry-to-children.com newsletter, lessons, activities, etc.
http://www.teenlifeministries.com 101 free tips, or join for a fee for more
www.feautor.org all kind of ideas here
www.candlepress.com
http://www.episcopalchurch.org/109434_ENG_HTM.htm Youth Formation Link
www.thesource4ym.com youth resources
www.youthpastor.com youth resources
www.egadideas.com youth resources
www.youthministryideas.com youth resources
http://morehouseeducation.org/ResourceRoom/ link to materials,ideas and resources for Christian Formation
www.MyFaithMyLife.org/tools.html All kinds of formation resources
www.episcopalchurch.org/index.htm go to the A-Z tab, then C for resources for Children
www.vts.edu a good general resource for the Episcopal Church and Christian Formation
www.lifelongfaith.com quarterly issues containing concepts Christian Educators should be aware of
www.buildfaith.org online Christian Education Community
Episcopal Teacher-quarterly publication from VTS with programming ideas and news/events of interest to those working in Christian Formation.
Episcopal Teacher summer 2011

Christmas

Make a Jesse Tree


COMMUNION BREAD RECIPES

http://www.alaemmaus.org/bread.htm

http://mylittlekitchen.blogspot.com/2006/03/communion-bread.html

http://www.ask.com/food/Bread/Communion-Bread-Recipe.html

http://www.gracewoodstock.org/filecabnet/communion%20bread%20recipeweb.pdf

EASTER

History, Customs and Symbols, and links to activities for children

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

EPIPHANY

Epiphany links:

http://www.theworshipwell.org/pdf/EPI_House.pdf chalk blessing

http://www.liturgy.co.nz/blog/epiphany-chalk-house-blessing-2/4942 chalk blessing

www.AnglicansOnline.org resources for all seasons

http://www.worship.ca/docs/l_chalk.html chalk blessing

http://www.faith-at-home.com/ send it home ideas

http://www.worship.ca/christmas.html resources for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany

https://www.google.com/#q=epiphany+resources+episcopal&hl=en&prmd=imvns&ei=lwbVTumVF6bY2gXGgsWRAQ&start=10&sa=N&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&fp=6a01c1aab557d443&biw=1280&bih=661 epiphany resources and ideas

http://www.textweek.com/yearb/epiphb5.htm see others also at textweek.com for readings, images, reflections, sermons, group studies, etc.

http://www.cafod.org.uk/worship/children-s-liturgy may be a jumping off point for children’s liturgy, etc…from the Catholic Overseas Development Agency

Episcopal Resources:

http://www.ecdplus.org Episcopal Clerical Director
http://www.theredbook.org The Red Book
http://www.ecusa.anglican.org/ens/ Episcopal Life Online

http://www.holycross.net/index.cfm?section=1&page=52 Episcopal Dictionary

 

Facebook:

Faithfully Facebook: From Randall Curtis

Goals
● To open discussion between participants on how their Facebook activity says
something about who they are.
● To inform participants about how Facebook makes money off of their Facebook
activity, so that they might be more aware of how their information is being used.
● To equip participants with strategies to use Facebook safely and faithfully.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_2Vh1NwfZXzSkIyUUphTnBOams/edit?pli=1

RESOURCES FOR FAITH AT HOME

  1. http://www.episcopalcafe.com/daily/christian_formation/home_churching_1.php
  2. http://www.episcopalcafe.com/daily/family/a_year_of_house_church_and_hom_1.php
  3. www.augsburgfortress.org/sparkfamily connect church & family w/ quarterly magazine
  4. http://www.elca.org/Growing-In-Faith/Ministry/Youth-Ministry/Resources/Links.aspx - Youth and Family Ministry Links – Long list of resources from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
  5. http://www.vibrantfaithathome.org/ - FREE resource for connecting faith and life. There is something for ALL ages.

 

Greeter, Training

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekpK58cOlvc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJvThrwMwc&list=PLt2XK52MlVJMeauGV-JsfgJvrdpd9JWjQ this is a playlist with a couple of good videos.

http://www.riverlandhills.org/assets/youthchoir/SKIT%20Lets%20Play%20Church.pdf is a skit...

http://www.dramatix.org.nz/archive/family/welcome_skit.html is a skit from http://www.dramatix.org.nz/archive/Linkpages/Family.html

Halloween

Christians and Halloween

Lenten Links:

activities
lenten prayer stations for adults
resources offered by Saint Michael's for children/families

palm crosses

www.kingofpeace.org/palmcrosses
www.fisheaters.com/customslent11.html
www.squidoo.com/FoldingPalms
www.stjohndp.org/palmCross.pdf
www.ehow.com/how_6793566_fold-palm-cross.html
www.just4kidsmagazine.com/rainbowcastle/palmcross.html
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT-0Z6YSJoU

Meditations, etc:
Three Minute Retreats--take one at your desk!!!

http://www.dohio.org/documents/doc_download/778-devotion-resources-for-lent --A list of resources, meditations, and activities for Lent, including music, video, audio and art.  Something for everyone.

Maps:

http://www.mapsofwar.com/ind/history-of-religion.html
Dynamic map of the spread of world religions

http://www.bible-history.com/geography/ Geography of the Bible

Sermon help:

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/sermons_that_work.htm

Stewardship Resources:

Compiled by the Diocese of Alaska:
Luther Seminary; St. Paul, MN.
www.luthersem.edu/stewardship
terrific resources for teaching, preaching, annual programs. On-line newsletter.

Stewardship Pages of the Episcopal Church Center
www.episcopalchurch.org/stewardship

Ministry of Money: Exploring money and spirituality
www.ministryofmoney.org

The Stewardship Connection
www.stewardshipconnection.com
Home page of Eugene Grimm, Stewardship Specialist; ELCA

Stewardship Pages of the United Methodist Church
www.gbod.org/stewardship

“Effective Approaches to Growth and Stewardship in the Small Church” (article)
http://www.congregationalresources.org
Alban Institute. Perry Bell, author. Wisconsin Conference, United Church of Christ

“Eight Ways Congregations Raise Pledges” (article)
www.congregationalresources.org/articles
Alban Institute. Perry Bell, author. Wisconsin Conference, United Church of Christ

One Minute Stewardship Sermons, the Rev. Charles Cloughen, Jr.
Effective means of regular reminders of place of stewardship in the life of every congregation and Christian.
Morehouse Publishing P.O. Box 1321 Harrisburg, PA. 17105

Church Fundraising that Works
www.churchfundraisingworks.com
a free monthly newsletter filled with practical ideas to funding programs of the parish.

The Alban Institute
www.alban.org
Congregational and leadership development resources of every kind. Excellent site.

Ideas for planning a campaign
http://www.umf.org/userfiles/file/IdeasForAnnualStewCampaign.pdf

From the Diocese of Kansas: complete stewardship programs used in 2008 and 2009. A great starting point for your parish stewardship campaign.
Casting Into Deep Waters.
Go Forth!

From the Diocese of Ottawa:
www.ottawa.anglican.ca/Christian_Stewardship.html

From the Catholic Diocese of Charleston:
A curriculum for children and youth....copyrighted material....so use as a reference only
http://www.catholic-doc.org/stewardship/Caring-Sharing.pdf



Other Resources

http://www.ucc.org/stewardship/
http://www.elca.org/Growing-In-Faith/Discipleship/Stewardship.aspx
http://www.episcopalchurch.org/109299_ENG_HTM.htm
http://www.ecfvp.org/tools/stewardship-resources/
http://www.stewardship.com/church_stewardship_resources.htm
http://www.episcopalfoundation.org/tools-and-programs/fundraising-tools/annual-giving-stewardship
www.anthology.com/EPISCOPALRESOURCECENTER/wc.dll?main~BS~&vt=_2P20WJ19I&idx=2P20WITUL&idc=1&ids=16&idd=9&pn=2
www.episcopalchurch.org/stewardship
http://www.episcopalfoundation.org/resource/Resource%20Library/Vestry%20Papers/May%202007%20Stewardship.pdf
www.episcopalfoundation.org
www.generousgiving.org
www.joyfulnoiseletter.com/cartoons.asp
--cartoons on stewardship for purchase, $29 per CD
http://gamc.pcusa.org/ministries/stewardship/
www.tens.org/marketing-samples.htm -- letter samples
www.tens.org/pledge-program-links.htm --pledge program links
www.stewardshipresources.org

Taize Resources

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT0W1OS6QII&list=PL7WXRUY26novg0Jri3xE1Cu0FN5BiWG7w


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