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teachingideas.co.uk - Lots of teaching resources
crivoice.org - Colors of Advent, Wreaths, and more
lnwhymns.com - Readings for Lighting of the Advent
davepaisley.typepad.com - Advent service, prayer stations
pcusa.org - Advent calendar for a year
tipjunkie.com - Make an Advent calendar
Word Doc--All Saints Day Party
Word Doc- Party Ideas
epicenter.org - Handbook for altar guilds
http://www.nationalaltarguildassociation.org/ National Altar Guild Association, How to, When to and more!
http://adots.org/altar-guild-online/ From the Anglican Diocese of the South…can be downloaded as a booklet.
http://www.christchurchvaldosta.org/wp-content/uploads/altarguildhandbook.pdf Altar Guild handbook from Christ Episcopal Church in Valdosta, Georgia.
http://www.stjohns-hingham.org/storage/documents/Altar%20Guild%20Manual%20SJ.pdf An Altar Guild manual from St. John’s Episcopal in Hingham, MA.
http://anglicanhistory.org/women/wood_manual1915/ Front cover and text from A Manual for Altar Guilds with suggestions for Altar Linen. Compiled by Josephine Smith Wood in 1915
spu.edu - Online guided bible study
bibleworkbench.com - Bible study for personal or group use
prayerbookguide.com - Prayer book guide to Christian education
teachsundayschool.com - Youth bible studies
hitchhikingthebible.blogspot.com - Lessons from the book of Luke to fit the lectionary, Year C
textweek.com - Resources for teaching and studying the book of Matthew
textweek.com - Resources for teaching and studying the book of Mark
textweek.com - Resources for teaching and studying the book of Luke
textweek.com - Resources for teaching and studying the book of John
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Hollingsworth - Wikipedia page
http://www.dohio.org/staff/rt-rev-mark-hollingsworth-jr - Bishop Mark Hollingsworth, Jr. Bio
http://www.dohio.org/staff/rt-rev-david-bowman - Bishop David Bowman Bio
http://www.dohio.org/staff/rt-rev-william-persell - Bishop William Persell Bio
http://www.dohio.org/staff/rt-rev-arthur-williams - Bishop Arthur Williams Bio
trinitynewtownct.org - Episcopal Shield Coloring Page
epicenter.org - Bishop's Visit Resource from the Diocese of Texas
episcopalmn.org - Bishop's Visit Resource from the Diocese of Minnesota
PDF File- Blessing of the Animals at Home
Word Document- A Blessing Liturgy
Word DOC - A Blessing of the Animals liturgy- Catholic
Word DOC - Blessing of the Animals, Web of Creation
Word DOC - St. Francis icon
PDF File - Liturgy
PDF File - Prayer Cards
PDF File - Collection of Prayers and Liturgies
PDF File - St. Francis Liturgy from the Diocese of TX
PDF File- Order of Service
YouTube video blog- Father Matthew Presents
http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/ The BCP in many languages, history, et
http://prayerbookguide.wordpress.com/ Prayerbook Guide to Christian Education
Anti-Bullying Resources (compiled from the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, St. Peter’s in Westfield NY, and the internet)
Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History - Video and Viewer's Guide
Teaching Tolerance provides a free copy of the video "Bullied" along with a thorough viewer's guide with a guide for teachers, a quiz and a list of additional resources.
www.stopbullying.gov › Kids
Watch these videos to learn how KB, Josh, Milton, and their friends deal with kids who bully. After watching each video, take a quiz to see how much you know ...
The Pacer Center, www.pacer.org,
Reconciling Works, www.reconcilingworks.org
Scenes- analyze different responses to bullying,
©2007 Olweus Bullying Prevention Group.
Classroom Toolkit for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Week
A resource from the Pacer Center to promote bullying awareness, with information sheets, discussion topics and more.
Teacher’s Guide, Grades 9-12
Bullying Discussion Guide – primary grades
Discussion Guidelines from Bullying No Way
Antibullying Reflection Questions from Tolerance.org
Lincoln Unified School District
www.pacer.org › Home › Classroom › Elementary School › Activities
Elementary school students are invited to take the “Kids Against Bullying” pledge! Students promising to speak up, reach out, and be a friend when they see ...
Dear Colleague Letter on Harrassment and Bullying
From the U.S. Department of Education; clarifies the relationship between bullying and discriminatory harassment under civil rights laws.
Informative site at http://www.stopbullying.gov
Teaching Tolerance has a number of other resources available as free downloads from its Web
Ending Bullying: Its Our Call
A PowerPoint presentation developed by Malinda Collier for the 217th Annual Council.
A blog post by Paris Ball, diocesan director of Christian Formation, on the diocesan blog for youth leaders; provides a list of resources for conversation, support and response to bullying.
Bullying by the Numbers
A compilation of statistics from Teaching Tolerance.
The Bully Trap
An article from Teaching Tolerance.
What To Do About Bullying
On name-calling and bullying in schools, from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.
Bullying: Guidelines for Teachers
Tips for educators, from Teaching Tolerance.
Bullying: Tips for Students
A checklist of tips from Teaching Tolerance.
Bully Free: Tips for Parents
From bullyfree.com by Dr. Allan L. Beane.
Seven Things Kids Need to Know about Bullying
From bullyfree.com by Dr. Allan L. Beane.
Where All Can Safely Live: A Guide to Understanding Bullying in Our Communities
A guide to understanding bullying in our communities, how to talk about it and how to prevent it, from Lutherans Concerned.
Dignity at Work
From the Diocese of Newark Dignity at Work Task Force.
Stop Bullying Guide from PBS teen series, In the Mix
Violence Prevention Works: http://www.violencepreventionworks.org/public/index.page
The Bully Project: http://www.thebullyproject.com/
Stomp out Bullying: http://www.stompoutbullying.org/
Believe it Outloud/Where All Can Safely Live: A Guide to Understanding Bullying in Our Communities:http://www.believeoutloud.com/learn/resource/text/where-all-can-safely-live-guide-understanding-bullying-our-communities
Reconciling Works/Lutherans for Full Participation: http://www.reconcilingworks.org/
Workplace Bullying Institute: http://www.workplacebullying.org/individuals/problem/being-bullied/
National Crime Prevention Council: http://www.ncpc.org/topics/bullying/bullying-/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=5&-C=
nationalsave.org › Chapter Tools › Conflict Management
Chapter Access: Activities and suggestions including reproducible Bullying Prevention Brochures, sample skits, coloring books, Public Service Announcements
http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/candlemas.html Information and ideas
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/candlemas Information about Candlemas
http://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeafterepiphany3.html some background, food ideas, etc
http://www.buildfaith.org/2011/01/25/candlemas/ Superstitions and Traditions
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
PDF File - The ABCs of Candlemas
PDF File - Making Room for Children in Church-pamphlet
PDF File - Helping Children write Liturgy
http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/lessons/ Lesson Plans That Work free. lectionary based.
http://library.episcopalchurch.org/lessonplans/all archived lesson plans
www.weavinggodspromises.org Weaving God's Promises --offered to all parishes in DOHIO at no cost for 2015
www.vts.edu/podium/default.aspx?t=122314 Episcopal Curriculum for Children--now a free children's curriculum, everything is online
www.activityvillage.co.uk Activity Village--for school teachers but lots of ideas for children, crafts, activities, etc
www.daniellesplace.com Danielle's Place- great for crafts
www.anglican.ca/churchmice Children's Curriculum from Canada--Free. online.
Episcopal Children's Curriculum (free) and downloadable
Rotation (curriculum) guest membership is restricted but free
- Jewish Educational Toys
- Nest Family Entertainment (Bible stories on DVD)
- Children at Worship: Congregations in Bloom
- Beulah Land: felt Bible storytelling curriculum
- Beulah Enterprises: Christian toys, children's sermons & spiritual play
- Books to help children cope with difficult issues, by Marge Heegard
- All Things New (curriculum)
- Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
- Godly Play (several items in Resource Library)
- Seedlings (small church curriculum)
- Logos Productions (curricula)
- Gather 'Round (curriculum)
- Living the Good News (curricula)
- Workshop Cycles (curriculum)
- Children's Sabbath
- The Sunday Paper
- Annual VBS reviews
- Key Ministry (ministering to kids with disabilities)
- Candle Press
- Teaching Tolerance
- Danielle's Place (crafts)
http://elvis.rowan.edu/~kilroy/JEK/home.html Biographies and dates of commemoration
http://ministry-to-children.com newsletter, lessons, activities, etc for children's ministry
http://www.teenlifeministries.com 101 free tips, or join for a fee for more
www.feautor.org all kind of ideas here. An open space to share religious resources. An archive project of the Assoc. of Lutheran Resource Centers
http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/youth-ministries Youth Formation Link
www.thesource4ym.com youth resources
www.youthpastor.com youth resources
www.egadideas.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.vts.edu a good general resource for the Episcopal Church and Christian Formation
www.buildfaith.org online Christian Education Community
PDF file Make a Jesse Tree
uuintergenerational.org/Christmas_Eve.htm Adaptation of the Best Christmas Pageant Ever
www.scribd.com/doc/3841767/Christmas-Pageant-Script A Christmas Pageant Script
doubleestudios.com/christmaspageant/index.html The First Christmas- A pageant script
Liturgyoutside.net/Pageant.html Traditionally Untraditional
Christmas Pageant Script Year C-based on Luke's Gospel from St. Gregory of NYSSA Episcopal Church San Francisco
PDF File - Journey to the Center, full journal
http://www.alaemmaus.org/bread.htm Communion Bread recipe
http://mylittlekitchen.blogspot.com/2006/03/communion-bread.html Communion Bread recipe
http://www.communionbread.org/ Communion Bread recipe
http://www.gracewoodstock.org/filecabnet/communion%20bread%20recipeweb.pdf Communion Bread recipe
History, Customs and Symbols, links to activities for children
http://www.episcopalrelief.org/press-and-resources/resource-library The Episcopal Relief and Development website has its own resource page
http://www.edola.org/ministries/ecsla/disaster-preparation-response From the Diocese of Louisiana ECS, a one page Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
http://www.ready.gov/publications Here is a government website that has resources available
http://www.sf72.org/home are you prepared?
http://toolkit.sf72.org/ Free source tool kit
http://ncdp.crlctraining.org/ free online training courses
http://emilms.fema.gov/IS907/index.htm training for active shooter response
http://www.sba.gov/prepare for small businesses
http://www.anglicansonline.org/resources/seasonal.html resources for all seasons
http://www.faith-at-home.com/ send it home ideas
http://www.worship.ca/resource/advent-christmas-and-epiphany-resources/ resources for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany
http://www.textweek.com/yearb/epiphb5.htm see others also at textweek.com for readings, images, reflections, sermons, group studies, etc.
http://www.ecdplus.org Episcopal Clerical Directory
http://www.theredbook.org The Red Book
http://archive.episcopalchurch.org/109399_79309_ENG_HTM.htm Episcopal Dictionary
http://www.episcopaljournal.org/ Episcopal Dictionary
www.augsburgfortress.org/sparkfamily connect church & family w/ quarterly magazine
http://www.vibrantfaithathome.org/ - FREE resource for connecting faith and life. There is something for ALL ages.
A discussion on gender identity with Episcopal context. A 'hard copy' is also available at the Resource Center. This documentary explores gender identity--click here to see the video.
Also there is a great visual to help explain gender identity, male-ness/female-ness, orientation, etc on a spectrum.
More info can be found at: http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2012/03/the-genderbread-person-v2-0/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekpK58cOlvc How to welcome a church visitor—video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJvThrwMwc&list=PLt2XK52MlVJMeauGV-JsfgJvrdpd9JWjQ a playlist with a couple of good videos on ways to greet or not to greet church visitors
http://www.riverlandhills.org/assets/youthchoir/SKIT%20Lets%20Play%20Church.pdf Let’s Play Church, a skit (pdf)
http://www.dramatix.org.nz/archive/family/welcome_skit.html is a skit from Dramatix that shows how important it is to be welcoming
http://www.dramatix.org.nz/archive/Linkpages/Family.html other lighthearted and dramatic Christian skits from Dramatix
http://christianity.about.com/od/holidaytips/i/biblehalloween.htm What does the bible say about Halloween?
http://www.abcjesuslovesme.com/holiday-ideas/329-halloween Filling the Holiday with light-lots of info and activities.
PDF file Christians and Halloween
Powerpoint--Internet Safety fo Middle and High School, NYS 2010 FILE IS TOO LARGE TO PUT ON SERVER, SO REQUEST BY EMAIL TO email@example.com
PDF File - Internet Safety for Parents, NYS 2010 FILE IS TOO LARGE TO PUT ON SERVER, SO REQUEST BY EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org
Powerpoint - Online Safety, A Parnet's Guide, NYS 2010 FILE IS TOO LARGE TO PUT ON SERVER, SO REQUEST BY EMAIL TO email@example.com
http://www.buildfaith.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2015GivingCalendar.pdf a free 2015 Lenten giving calendar from Jenifer Gamber
godspace-msa.com/2014/20/18/resources-for-lent-2014 This site has been updated for 2015
www.anglican.ca/resources/lent2015/ Lenten resources from the Anglican Church of Canada
lenten prayer stations Activities for adults
www.kingofpeace.org/palmcrosses palm crosses
www.fisheaters.com/customslent11.html palm crosses
www.squidoo.com/FoldingPalms palm crosses
www.ehow.com/how_6793566_fold-palm-cross.html palm crosses
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT-0Z6YSJoU palm crosses
Three Minute Retreats--take one at your desk!!! Meditations from Loyola Press
Word Document Lenten Resources including music, meditations, activities, etc
PDF File - Fill Me, Use Me, A Lenten Study Resource From the Black Ministries of the Episcopal Church
Dynamic map of the spread of world religions
http://www.bible-history.com/geography/ Geography of the Bible
PDF File - Seder information and ideas
PDF File - Christian Seder
PDF File - Passover Haggadah long
PDF File - Passover Haggadah short
Word Doc - The Passover Seder for Christians
PDF File - Haggadah
Word Doc - A Christian Passover Seder
These are all links to internet sites.
“Effective Approaches to Growth and Stewardship in the Small Church” (article)
Alban Institute. Perry Bell, author. Wisconsin Conference, United Church of Christ
“Eight Ways Congregations Raise Pledges” (article)
Alban Institute. Perry Bell, author. Wisconsin Conference, United Church of Christ
Church Fundraising that Works
The Alban Institute
Ideas for planning a campaign
From the Diocese of Ottawa:
From the Catholic Diocese of Charleston:
A curriculum for children and youth....copyrighted material....so use as a reference only
Stewardship tools and resources from the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF)
Stewardship Resources from the Presbyterian Foundation
Walking the Way, a TENS stewardship program