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.
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."
Taking Faith Home Bulletin Inserts for Families.
Advent & Christmas
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
God With Us Christmas Devotionals
A Very Messy Christmas Christmas Activities
Engage Together – Intergenerational Worship Resources for Advent 2020: Center for Theology & Ministry
Plays and Musicals
Materials: Family Advent Wreath
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.
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
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!
Observing Lent at Home:
For all ages:
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
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
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.
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
Pentecost & More Holiday Help
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