Faith Formation, Christian Education & Youth Ministry

Racial Justice Resources for Families

Faith Formation @ Home Resources
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of this month's upcoming events

There are 4 ways to access education resources for your congregation:

  1. Browse through this webpage to locate the resources you need for your programs. You will find webinars, networking opportunities, retreats, resource recommendations, and more!
  2. Contact the Massachusetts Conference’s Associate for Faith Formation & Youth Ministries, Debbie Gline Allen, if you have a specific question or need some guidance in navigating the world of Christian education resources. You may reach her at or call 508-603-6601.
  3. Join our Faith Formation Facebook Group by searching for "Massachusetts UCC Faith Formation" click on "Join."
  4. Massachusetts Conference churches and their members now have free access to a series of webinars and a library of books, articles, videos and CDs through a new partnership with Practical Resources for Churches, a New York based online church resource center. The PRC’s live webinars and previously recorded webinars are offered at no cost. Visit their website for more information:


Upcoming Events

Super Saturday


October 24 and 31, 2020 via Zoom!

  • Choose the date most convenient for you.
  • Workshops for teens!
  • A children's YouTube created by our Children's Program Coordinators for parents to use while attending Zoom workshops!
  • Keynote speaker, Rev. Sarah Heath


21st Century Faith Formation      

Advent, Christmas & Epiphany

Baptism and Communion Resources

Bibles and Baptism Books for Children

Certificate Program in Faith Formation & Youth Ministries

Children's Messages

Church Safety Ministry and iCORI information

Communities of Practice for Christian Educators & Youth Ministry Leaders

Compensation Guidelines for Christian Educations/Youth Ministry Leaders (see Christian Educator's Guide and Handbook for Youth Ministry Leaders under "Helpful Handbooks" below)

Confirmation Programs

Confirmation Retreats hosted by the Massachusetts Conference

Continuing Education

Curriculum Resources - 2 new charts for 2020: Confirmation & Children's!

DVD Lending Library

Faith Formation Classes for Local Church Leaders

Gun Violence Resources

Helpful Handbooks:
           Christian Educator's Guide
           Seeking a Christian Educator or Youth Ministry Leader
           Youth Ministry Leader's Handbook
           See also "7 Ways to Support Your Church Educator & Youth Ministry Leader"

Intergenerational Worship & Ministry
     Includes a rationale for intergenerational ministries and worship 
     and a resource on Pray-Grounds

Learning Disabilities & Special Needs in Christian Education

Lectionary Scripture Readings

Lent & Easter Resources

Mission Trips & Resources (located on the Youth Ministry page)

Outdoor Ministries & Summer Camps

Racial Justice Resources for Families

Rethinking Sunday School
     includes a step-by-step plan for rethinking Sunday School

Retreat Leaders & Spiritual Directors

Stewardship with Children 

Talking with Children About Tough Issues (grief, death, divorce, violence, natural disasters, pornography)

Vacation Bible School


Youth Ministry - National Youth Event 2020 videos to use with your youth group!

Youth Ministry Certificate Program