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The United Church of Canada – https://www.united-church.ca/

The United Church of Canada, BC Conference – http://bc.united-church.ca/

Supporting Faith Formation and Worship

Worshiping With Children
http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/
This lectionary-based blog offers specific helps for specific Sundays. Carolyn C. Brown is a Certified Christian Educator in the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA).  She offers ideas to help worship planners include children in the congregation’s worship.  She offers ideas that help us to create an inter-generational worship which intentionally includes God’s people of all ages in a single service.

Godly Play Canada
http://godlyplay.ca/
Godly Play teaches children the art of using Christian language – parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action – helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.

Godly Play BC Training Events
https://godlyplaybcevents.weebly.com/

Storypath: Connecting Children’s Literature with Our Faith Story
http://storypath.upsem.edu/
Students, faculty, staff and alumni/ae involved in graduate theological education at Union Presbyterian Seminary  have take the time to review books for various ages and connect them to our faith story.  This website is a rich resource for those involved in educational ministry in the church.  The resources are divided into book reviews, lesson plans using children’s books, and other ideas for using children’s literature in different settings.

Building Faith
https://www.buildfaith.org/about-us/
This website is published by Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary.  Their mission is to equip and inspire churches and individuals for the ministry of Christian education and faith formation.  They provide seasonal ideas for all ages and resources for faith formation of all ages.

Advent Unwrapped – The United Church of Canada         
http://www.adventunwrapped.ca

How are you getting ready for Christ(mas) this year? If you are celebrating the Advent season as a family—or as an individual or an all-ages group of any kind—Advent Unwrapped offers an alternative to the advertisements, shopping lists, and hype…

The Salt Project
http://www.saltproject.org/progressive-christian-blog/advent-resource-round-up

This group has created progressive, bit-sized meditations which include a Journeying through Advent devotional, Advent Calendar and a Mason Jar Advent.  As well, they have created three different Customizable Short Films that can be used on your Church website and other social media.

Illustrated Children’s Ministry 
http://www.illustratedchildrensministry.com/

This group offers creative, effective and beautiful resources for churches and families. They have a variety of illustrated resources for families and communities of faith, from Illustrated Worship Resources, to coloring posters and coloring sheets, to family devotionals and activities.

Still Waters 
https://theresaecho.com/interactive-prayer-stations/

Blogs and interactive prayers stations created by Theresa Cho a 2nd Generation Korean-American Pastor and Mother.

Camp, Rest, Renewal and Adventure

Camp Fircom, Gambier Island http://fircom.ca/

Camp Pringle, Shawnigan Lake http://www.camppringle.com/

Camp Grafton, Kamloops http://www.campgrafton.ca/

Koolaree, Kootenay Lake http://campkoolaree.ca/

MacKenzie Camp, Mabel Lake https://mackenziecamp.ca/

Rock Lake, East Kootenay http://rocklakecampbc.com/

Naramata Centre, Naramata https://www.naramatacentresociety.org/

Camp Spirit http://www.campspirit.ca/

The GO Project http://www.thegoproject.ca/

Literature and Ministry

Spiritual Children’s books

  • InterGen
  • Advent
  • Christmas
  • Ephiphany
  • Lent
  • Easter
  • Pentecost