At-Home Tips & Resources

In response to the killing of George Floyd, we have compiled two lists of anti-racism and ending white supremacy culture resources: one for Adults and one for Youth/Teens & Children. Please let us know of resources we can add or ways to improve this list.

The Ministry Lab has compiled a list of resources for Talking with Children and Teens about Trauma. It includes surveys to help identify trauma or PTSD in children, teens and adults, tips on talking about big emotions, and mindfulness tools available online or through books.

The MN Annual Conference UMC shares a whole page of excellent online faith-building experiences with creative approaches to worship and faith formation.

Set up a FREE ONLINE CLASSROOM for just about any age group through Upper Room Learning.

UTS Prof. Jennifer Awes-Freeman shared this resource produced by a friend: https://filterthenews.com/, on which you can enter the URL of a news article and the site analyzes its political bias, comparing it to other articles and so on. The site is not fully launched yet, but could be useful in teaching. 

The PC(USA) Store has a huge list of resources for on-lining church (worship and study groups) and free downloadable faith formation for all ages: books, coloring pages, study guides, etc. They recommend their Big God Big Questions Confirmation Curriculum as user friendly for both in-person and online faith formation.

The Association of United Church Educators provides a pdf on Using Zoom Tools for Online Learning Experiences in a Congregation.

Virginia Theological Seminary’s eform offers a number of brief video introductions on creating online worship, faith formation, safe space, and community.

Rev. Angela Gorrell, Ph.D. and Paul Gorrell share Taking Your Youth Ministry Online, a downloadable and free how-to on connecting with youth in meaningful ways online.

AUGSBURG FORTRESS is offering free shipping, 10% off worship materials and reduced prices on faith formation resources, including Sparkhouse.

Climate Generation is collecting articles on the positive effects of Covid-19 on climates around the world and offers environmentally-based curriculum for many age groups.