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Diocesan Resource Center

The Diocesan Resource Center is here to help you find resources for Christian Formation, VBS, Confirmation, Stewardship, Small Group Studies, Seasonal Materials and more.

The Resource Center is located in the Diocesan Office at Trinity Commons and is staffed on Wednesdays from 10: a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but is accessible during normal business hours Monday through Friday.

Contact Mary Ann Semple, Resource Center Director.
 



We’re Reimagining Sunday School.

Every child, faith community, and curriculum is different— and we’d love to accompany you in discerning what might be the best fit for you in this moment! Contact the Rev. Anna Sutterisch, Canon for Christian Formation, to set up a conversation about Sunday school, curriculum, children’s ministry, or whatever might be helpful at this time.

Pinterest got you overwhelmed with Sunday School options? Building Faith concisely lists quality, accessible curricula here.  Here are some of our favorites:

FREE:
- Episcopal Children's Curriculum (Good options for games, activities, discussions, etc.)
-Lesson Plans that Work (great for non-readers, adult tells the Scripture story, 1-2 simple activity ideas provided.)
 
FEE:
-Weaving God’s Promises ("Children's chapel" format with activities and games)
- Sparkhouse Spark Activate Faith and Whirl (TONS of resources for activities, games, different age groups, etc.)
 
BONUS:
-StoryMakers NYC  Zine (emphasizes creativity and unstructured imagining- each child gets a "Zine")
-Illustrated Ministry materials (offers various programs, with everything focused on coloring!)
 
Need financial aid? Apply for a Sunday School Curriculum Grant here.
 



Resource Center Procedures going forward due to COVID-19

Visitation:  Visitation to the Resource Center will be by appointment only. Both staff and visitors must wear facemasks. Hand sanitizer will be available.
 
Handling of CDs and DVDs:  All CD/DVD plastic cases will be wiped down at opening of the Resource Center, with alcohol.  The same will be done before lending and upon return after quarantine.
 
CD/DVD quarantine will be 72 hours upon return.  Materials will be wiped down prior to re-shelving.
 
Handling of Books:  When a book is requested it will be handled with gloves, quarantined for 24 - 72 hours and then sent to the requester.  Upon return, books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the shelves.
 
All materials will be handled with gloves at the Resource Center. Separate quarantine locations will be available for plastics and paper resources.
 
These procedures are in place as a result of recommendations for libraries from the Ohio Library Council, Northeast Document Conservation Center, and the CDC.