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Seasonal Resources

The Church Year

Advent Resources

Living Compass:  meditations by the Rev. Scott Stoner, the Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston, the Rev. Nurya Love Parish, the Rev. Tom Purdy, and the Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor

Society of St. John the Evangelist:  online meditations with downloadable resources for educators, in conjunction with the Anglican Communion Office 

Episcopal Relief & Development:  Advent Toolkit

Church Publishing Incorporated:  Advent Presence by Melford “Bud” Holland 

Forward Movement:  “Soul Proclamations: Singing the Magnificat with Mary,” meditations by Ray Suarez, the Very Rev. Kate Moorehead, the Rt. Rev. Thomas Breidenthal and others.

For Children and Families

Liturgy Training Publications:  Build Your Own Bethlehem activity book

Liturgy Training Publications: Fling Wide the Doors, 3D Advent Calendar with activities

Candle Press:  Light a Candle, Advent wreath prayers and activities

Church Publishing Incorporated:  What We Do in Advent activity book

Adult Resources

Welcome to the Church Year: An Introduction, Vicky K. Black
The Prayer Book Guide to Christian Education, Sharon Ely Pearson & Robyn Szoke, Editors
A Gracious Rain: A Devotional Commentary on the Prayers of the Church Year, Richard Schmidt

Christian Education Resources

Saints, Signs, and Symbols, Hilarie and James Cornwell
Children’s Activities for the Christian Year, Delia Halverson
Rings, Kings and Butterflies: Lessons on Christian Symbols, Harriet VanderMeer
Skiturgies: Pageants, Plays, Rites and Rituals for the Church Year, downloadable, Church Publishing

Sunday Children’s Bulletins, Gretchen Pritchard, The Sunday Paper: www.the-sunday-paper.com