Six New Things

Check six new ministry resources in this weekly post. The Biblical Pictorial Timeline is a collection of 36 engaging images, each mounted on a 13 inch square board.  The set of images and three related books can be used in many ways to draw people into the Biblical story.  Contact us to reserve: Faith […]

Six New Things

Check six new ministry resources in this weekly post. Miracle Man (Abrams) is a fresh and beautifully illustrated story of Jesus by John Hendrix.  Storypath provides ideas for using the book in ministry. Sharon Ely Pearson has updated her helpful curriculum charts.  If you are considering new curriculum, contact us:  at the RCC, you can […]

Six New Things

Check six new ministry resources in this weekly post. Happy Easter!   Christine Valters Paintner of Abbey of the Arts is offering a series of reflections on practicing resurrection. And here is an Easter blessing from Jan Richardson’s Circle of Grace. The Day When God Made Church:  A Child’s Book about Pentecost by Rebekah McLeod Hutto […]

Six New Things

Check six new ministry resources in this weekly post. Faith & Leadership features the practice of Sabbath keeping at Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church.  MaryAnn McKibben Dana, author of Sabbath in the Suburbs, explores the practice in this short PBS video.  Her forthcoming book, Improvising with God, will explore improv as spiritual practice and metaphor. Videos […]

Frequently Asked Questions about the RCC

This post is frequently updated.  The Resource Center for Churches equips you for vibrant ministry. Here, we demystify our project. Who can use the Resource Center for Churches? Every church and ministry of the Minnesota Annual Conference United Methodist Church, Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ, Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area, and Synod of […]

Resources on Dementia for Faith Communities

Updated February 2018. These resources help meet the spiritual needs of people with dementia, support family members and caregivers, and develop welcoming congregations.  Contact the RCC for more ways to support these vital ministries. Web Resources for Faith Communities from ACT on Alzheimer’s The Dementia-Friendly Church, from UMC Discipleship Ministries Dementia-Friendly Church Guide, from Livability […]

Age Inclusive Worship Resources: A Top Ten List

The Minnesota Conference UCC recently hosted a conversation on Worship Across Generations.  Jim LaDoux, author of Surface to Soul, shared ideas for creating engaging worship experiences.  We offer this top ten list of practical resources for creative, age inclusive worship.  What would you add? Carolyn Brown’s Worshiping with Children Theresa Cho’s Still Waters:  Intergenerational Worship, […]

New for Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Updated for 2016.  We’ll keep updating this list of current and recommended resources for Lent and Easter.  Cokesbury provides a helpful Lent Study Comparison Chart, featuring Adam Hamilton’s new DVD study on John and Rob Fuquay’s The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus. The Work of the People offers several […]

Including Young People with Learning Differences

Updated February 2018. CLC Network shares 7 Strategies to Equip Volunteers to Include Children and Teens with Disabilities.  CLC’s Barbara J. Newman is author of several essential resources:  Accessible Gospel, Inclusive Worship; G.L.U.E. Training Manual and DVD; Autism and Your Church; and Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities.  Check with us for CLC training DVDs […]

Resources for Intergenerational Faith Formation

The UCC faith formation leaders of children and youth met last month to learn about intergenerational ministry.  Here’s a list of resources we shared. Articles  From Joyce Ann Mercer:  “Cultivating a Community of Practice” From John Roberto:  “Our Future is Intergenerational” From Carol Howard Merritt’s Tribal Church:  “Fostering Intergenerational Relationships” From Sticky Faith:  “Intergenerational Ministry […]