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 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 email@example.com 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
UCC National Youth Event
The United Church of Christ’s National Youth Event will take place at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana July 22-25, 2020. This 4-day event is celebrated as the largest denominational gathering, often bringing in 3,000 participants! This time together is centered on faith, leadership, service, and social justice to empower youth and young adults ages 12-22.
The theme and focus for the event is Unite!
Unite for the Earth
Unite for Justice
Unite in Faith
The Southern New England Conference will organize bus transportation with a one-day service component in Ohio.
Click here for more information
and here to view the promotional video
Click here to print a flier for MACUCC
Cost: $375 plus transportation costs
Questions? Contact Debbie Gline Allen, Associate for Faith Formation & Youth Ministries
21st Century Faith Formation
Advent, Christmas & Epiphany
Baptism and Communion Resources
Bibles and Baptism Books for Children
Certificate Program in Faith Formation & Youth Ministries
NEW UPDATES! Registration is now open
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 Retreats hosted by the Massachusetts Conference
Curriculum Resources (including a 2019 Curriculum Overview Chart)
DVD Lending Library
Faith Formation Classes for Local Church Leaders
NEW! Gun Violence Resources
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
New resourced on Pray-Grounds just added!
Learning Disabilities & Special Needs in Christian Education
Lectionary Scripture Readings
Lent & Easter Resources
NEW! Mission Trips & Resources (located on the Youth Ministry page)
Outdoor Ministries & Summer Camps
Racial Justice Resources for Families
Rethinking Sunday School
Retreat Leaders & Spiritual Directors
Stewardship with Children
Talking with Children About Tough Issues (grief, death, divorce, violence, natural disasters, pornography) - new highly-recommended book just added!
Vacation Bible School
NEW! Youth Ministry Certificate Program