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of this month's upcoming events
Youth Retreat at Craigville Conference Center on Cape Cod; March 22-24, 2019
Explore with other youth grades 6-12 from around the Mass. Conference (and beyond) how to develop
"A Spiritually Healthy Relationship with Technology." Facilitated by Rev. Sarah Buteux and Rev. Matt Carriker.
Friday evening (after dinner) concluding on Sunday at 10 a.m.
$175.00 per person including adult leaders
Space is always limited at Craigville so click here to register today!
Youth Mission Trip to Oaxaca, Mexico
Silver Lake Conference Center is sponsoring a service opportunity to Oaxaca, Mexico April 13-20, 2019 through the Simply Smiles program. The cost of $2000 includes round trip flights, food during the trip, and program costs.
Click here for more information and to register. For questions, please contact Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer, Executive Director of Silver Lake Conference Center, at 860-364-5526 x15.
There are 4 ways to access education resources for your congregation:
- Browse through this webpage to locate the resources you need for your programs. You will find webinars, networking opportunities, retreats, resource recommendations, and more!
- Contact the Massachusetts Conference’s Christian Education and Youth Ministry Consultant, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-603-6601.
- Join our Faith Formation Facebook Group by searching for "Massachusetts UCC Faith Formation" click on "Join."
- 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: http://www.prcli.org
Equipping & Networking Opportunities
Certification Program for Christian Educators
*Registration is open!
Education for Effective Youth Ministry Certification Program (EEYM) TBA-2020
Communities of Practice for Christian Educators & Youth Ministry Leaders
Faith Formation Classes
Confirmation retreats hosted by the Massachusetts Conference
Registration is ongoing.
Is this the End of Sunday School & Youth Ministry?
Presented at Super Saturday March 2018
21st Century Faith Formation
Advent, Christmas & Epiphany
Baptism and Communion Resources
Bibles and Baptism Books for Children
New! Children's Messages Link to webinar just added
Compensation Guidelines for Christian Educations/Youth Ministry Leaders (see Christian Educator's Guide and Handbook for Youth Ministry Leaders under "Helpful Handbooks" below)
Updated! Continuing Education Vibrant Faith Institute and free webinars just added
Curriculum Comparison Chart for Children's Ministries
Curriculum Comparison Chart for Youth Ministries
DVD Lending Library
Christian Educator's Guide
Seeking a Christian Educator or Youth Ministry Leader
Youth Ministry Leader's Handbook
Intergenerational Worship & Ministry
Learning Disabilities & Special Needs in Christian Education
Lectionary Scripture Readings
Lent & Easter Resources
Racial Justice Resources for Families
Rethinking Sunday School
Safe Church Conduct Ministry and iCORI information
Stewardship with Children
Updated! Talking with Children About Tough Issues (death, just added - divorce, violence, natural disasters, pornography)
Vacation Bible School
New! Youth Ministry Mission trip to Oaxaca, Mexico April 2019!