Liturgical Resources

The websites below offer weekly and lectionary-based resources as well as ideas for special holidays. For more on worship visit our Worship Resources page. And as always, we welcome you to contact us with feedback or ideas.

General Resources

Children's Faith Formation

Building Faith (Seasonal Resources)

Iona Community: E-Liturgies and Prayers

 

Worshiping with Children: Blog by Carolyn Brow

 

Rhyming Lord's Prayer for Kids

Think Christian (GOT, Avengers & more)

Who is responsible for children’s faith formation?

On-line resources

Bulletins

Children's Bulletins: Basic Children's bulletins for two age groups

 

Textweek.com (Children's Section)

 

Spark: Bulletins that follow the lectionary and compliment Augsburg Press's sparkhouse curriculum.

 

Anna's Hosannas: "I'm Anna, a pastor with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) living in the Kansas City area.  I am married to Clint (also a pastor) and we have two children.  I've been working from home for the past several years, and part of that ministry is providing original worship materials and songs for those who lead in worship."

 

The Sunday Paper: ". . . offers big, bold artwork, a simple story line, an activity page designed to stir children's imaginations and spirituality."

 

Taking Faith Home Bulletin Inserts for Families. 

 

 

Advent & Christmas

Resources

Ahlan wa Sahlan: Welcome! Advent Stories for Children by Global Ministries' Middle East Initiative
This curriculum helps children connect the Christmas stories of the Bible with real children who live in the same areas today.

 

Mary Had a Baby: An Advent Bible Study Based on African American Spirituals by Cheryl Kirk-Duggan and Marilyn E. Thornto

MyAdvent - Personal online Advent Calendars

Advent Conspiracy

Last Minute Christmas Ideas: The Church of England

Dreaming of a Bright Christmas: Diocese of St Albans

God With Us Christmas Devotionals

A Very Messy Christmas Christmas Activities

 

Engage Together – Intergenerational Worship Resources for Advent 2020: Center for Theology & Ministry

2018 Advent Resource

2017 Multi-Age Advent Resource 
2017 Advent Engage Together

25 Children's Books for Advent and Christmas

Plays and Musicals

The Wonder: A Christmas Program for Children

 

Matt & Lucy's Version Births

(This is from the Living the Questions series and Progressive Christianity resources.)

 

Four Drama Ideas for Telling Story of Christmas

 

Four Intergenerational Advent Workshops

Materials: Family Advent Wreath

Chrismon Instructions

Why Christmas Instructions (Chrismons, etc.)

Christmas Hand Wreath

Candy Kiss Angel

The No-rehearsal, Every-child-gets-a-part Christmas Pageant

Waiting for God

Christmas Around the World

Collection of Christmas arols

Activities

In Home Family Ideas for all of Advent

Current studies all show that faith is taught and lived out through what children experience in the home

more than any place else. Since many families are not quite sure how to engage in biblical and worshipful

ways in the home, I thought Advent would be a good time to give some fun suggestions. Try the ones you

like and explore the different categories: Teaching the Biblical Stories, Worship in the Home, Mission

and Outreach, and Beyond the Holiday Season.
 

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas by Ann Voskamp

 

Advent for Families One-Minute Video Series

 

Kindness Elves (Alternative to "Elf on a Shelf")

 

Charlie & Noel - An Advent Calendar Story

SALT Project: Printable Calendar

Lent & Easter

Observing Lent at Church:

Journey to Easter: A 7 part series of  weekly activities for kids and families by Disciples pastor, Rev. Kristin Jack, includes ideas for:

Passports for the Lenten Journey

Easter Story Trees

Fat Tuesday & Ash Wednesday

Passport Check-In Station

Lenten Pretzels

Resurrection Gardens

 

Holy Week Passports for Kids and Families from the Sermon on the Sidewalk blog

 

Following “Jesus” Through Lent: A fun way of moving a Jesus doll throughout the sanctuary to

represent the stories of the season from the Worshiping with Children blog.

 

The Adventures of FLAT JESUS: You can carry Jesus with you and share Him with others

wherever you go (from First United Methodist Church, Northville, MI). FLAT JESUS even

has a Facebook page!

2019 Lenten Multi-Age Resource 
Not just containing reflections for each day, this FREE 2019 Lenten Resource contains weekly ideas
for families and households (that can even be adapted for use in the multi-age worship/small group
settings). From Ash Wednesday to Easter Day you will find a fresh thought and invitation for reflection
for each day. May your Lenten discipleship be enriched by this resource!

 

Lent (Going4Growth)

 

Lent Resources (Common Grace)
 

Intergenerational worship resources for Lent (from 2017)

 

Intergenerational worship resources for lent (from 2018)

 

Observing Lent at Home:

For all ages:

Praying in Color Lenten Calendar Templates

 

Lent at Home: Spirit-filled Practices for Families from The Young Clergy Women Project.

 

40 Lenten Activities for Kids from the Call Her Happy blog

 

d365: Devotionals 365 Days a Year

 

Videos:

Lent 1 2 3: A customizable film from the SALT project

 

The Story of Lent: Foothills Christian Church, Glendale, AZ

 

Ash Wednesday & Lent in Two Minutes from bustedhalovideo

 

You Don’t Know Jack!…about Lent from bustedhalovideo

The Other Story

Blessing of the Backpacks

 

Books:

Christ Walk Kids A 40-Day Spiritual Journey for Tweens and Teens

Love Life, Live Lent - Children’s Booklet 

What is Lent? by Marcia Stoner (There is also What is the Lord's Prayer, etc.)

Young Voices: Stepping out of the Wilderness   A 47 day devotion to walk you through Lent and concludes with the good news of Easter Sunday. 

Wonder of Easter  Uses a child’s “wonder” questions to think about what it must have felt to be a part of the biblical story, and uses a prayer to make a connection to how we honor Jesus today. It includes Bible verses on every page and is in both English and Spanish text.

 

Kids Celebrate Lent and Easter, Young Reader  For grades 1-3.

 

Kids Celebrate Lent and Easter, Pre-Reader 

 

Easter Options

 

The Easter Garden: A Lenten Experience for Children by Daphne Flegal and Marcia Stoner

 

Give Us This Day, Lenten Reflections On Baking Bread and Discipleship by Christopher Levan

 

What We Do in Lent | A Child’s Activity Book (Kitch) These fun-filled activities for home, pew, or church school, help children ages 4-7 learn about the seasons of Lent and Easter. This book includes mazes, crossword puzzles, connect the dots, and more. 41 pages of activities and a 4-page parent…

 

Children’s Activities for the Christian Year by Delia Halverson

 

Pockets: A 48-page devotional magazine for ages 6-12
 

Pentecost & More Holiday Help


Spirit of Love (Roots)


Pentecost Ideas (UCA SA)


Pentecost Ideas (Barnabas)

 

Pentecost Suggestions (The Billabong)

 

Pentecost ideas (Going for Growth)

 

All-Age Worship Resources

 

Pentecost ideas (Area52)

 

Pentecost (Max 7)


Pentecost Prayer & Craft (Flame)


Celebrating Pentecost (Kids Friendly)


Family Prayer Adventure Map (Thy Kingdom Come)


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Other

Imagine God – A Children’s Musical, Exploring and Expressing Images of God: Score and CD by Jann Aldredge-Clanton

Home Grown Faith

Father’s Day worship resources

Father’s Day resources (Kids Friendly)

Father’s Day celebration (BRF) 

 

Father’s Day ideas (Flame)

A Child is Born Children Resources
 

Mother’s Day Multi-Age Services

Ultimate Mothers’ Day Resource List

Mother’s Day Resources (Going for Growth)

 

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