Worship

Worship

PRC BOOKLETS

 

RECORDED WEBINARS

Share the Meal: St. Lydia's Dinner Church
Leader: Sarah McCaslin

Preaching Without Being Preachy About It
Leader: Donna Schaper

Alternatives to Sunday School: A Taste of Waffle Church
L
eader: Sarah McCaslin

Moving Messages
Leader: Rick Bundschuh

Worship Is for Everyone: Setting the Stage to Better Include Those with ADHD and Autism
Leader: Elizabeth Christie

The Spirituality of Popular Music: An Opportunity for Community Outreach, Fundraising, Intergenerational Involvement & Joy
Leader: Rev. Dwight Wolter

Alternative Sunday School Series: Vivid Worship
Leader: Bonnie Deroski

Intergenerational Worship 101
Leader: Karen Ware Jackson
Intergenerational Worship 101 Quick Links

Worship for All Ages: Ideas for Pentecost
Leader: Karen Ware Jackson
Attachments:
Happy Birthday Church - Acts 2_1-12
        Interactive Reading
Interactive Prayers for Pentecost
Pentecost Resource List

Quick & Dirty Intro to Live Streaming Worship
Leader: Christopher Harris

Worship for All Ages: Ideas for Lent & Easter
Handouts:
Family Worship Guide Explained
Landscape of Lent Family Worship Guides
Lent Resources
Lenten Prayers
Leader: Karen Ware Jackson

Worship for All Ages: Ideas for Advent
Handouts:
Family Worship Guide - Advent 4
Advent Resources
Interactive Advent Prayers
Advent Visual Benedictions

Leader: Karen Ware Jackson

How to Make Your Worship Service More Engaging for All Ages
Handouts:
Learning Styles for Worship
5.10.15 great commission
worship and learning styles survey prc
Resource List for Intergenerational Worship Fall 2015
Leader: Karen Ware Jackson

Worship Can Be Meaningful for All the Generations
Leader: Ivy Beckwith

Close Encounters of the Worshipful Kind: Ways to E-value-ate Your Worship
Leader: Dr. Marcia McFee

Christian Humor Websites

General sites

http://www.christian-jokes.net/

http://jokes.christiansunite.com/

http://www.virtualchristiancenter.com/humor/index.html

http://www.angelfire.com/ca4/HumorHotline/

Humorous Sermon Illustrations Websites

 http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermon-illustrations-free-stories-preaching/ -
You can search for illustrations based on scripture and type of illustration: there is one called “humor.”

http://museumofhumor.com/sermons.htm

CHILDREN’S BULLETINS WEBSITES

PDF template to create your own custom Children's Worship Bulletins that you can use in your worship service each week. Two age levels with a monthly or quarterly fee

Sermons 4 kids Free downloadable children’s worship bulletin for each week in Word format. There are also additional children’s activity sheets for each week.

Free downloadable children’s bulletins and bulletin covers from the Reformed Church of America.

Preaching

How to Preach A Justice Sermon Insights from the LI Jobs with Justice Faith Leaders’ Focus Groups on Justice Preaching January, 2016 By Richard Koubek, PhD Community Outreach Coordinator

Sermon Preparation Websites

These are free to use.

 Bible Hub

Comments, a ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal

Davidlose.net

Discipleship Ministries

Facebook at Sermon Seeds (United Church of Christ).

Lectionarylab.com

Ministry Matters

Pulpitfiction.us

RevGalBlogPals

The Text This Week

Working Preacher

Worship Ways.

These are paid ones:

Sermons.com

HomileticsOnline.com

SermonCentral.com

Voicings.com

PreachingToday.com

DesperatePreacher.com

Please help us keep this information up to date.Send Us an E-Mail when you find a broken link!

Liturgical Dance Websites

New York page of the “Christian Sacred Dance: USA Churches and Unaffiliated Dance Ministries” website with extensive information about Christian dance groups on New York and links to churches and e-mail addresses of group leaders.

Information about Linni Deihl, a dance therapist who resides on Long Island. The website includes a photo of the Westhampton Presbyterian Church Youth "Liturgical Dance Troupe.”

New York Times article about praise dance groups.

Reprint of Christian Century article “The Living Word: Dance as a Language of Faith.”

United Methodist Church Article on the history of liturgical dance.

Paraments, etc. Websites

Cokesbury |
Cokesbury is connected with the United Methodist Church. They have a full range of resources for churches

Augsburg Fortress |
Augsburg Fortress is connected with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. According to their website, they “… no longer offer stoles, vestments, paraments or albs. … contact Worship Arts Company at 1-800-965-9708 or visit their website: Worship Arts Company.” Unfortunately, paraments are not included in their product lines. http://worshipartscompany.com/

Christian Supply
Their search tool doesn’t find paraments, but they do offer them—listed under altarware.

Church Supply Warehouse
You can find paraments with their search tool, or included with Banners in their drop-down menu.

Autom
Autom serves the Catholic community. You can find paraments using their search tool or by looking under church supplies.

Worship Planning Websites

The Text This Week
Provides links to resources for study, reflection and liturgy which correspond to the Revised Common Lectionary readings. Still “under construction” are areas with links to Art and Movies.

UMC
Provides worship leaders with quality United Methodist music, liturgy, and preaching resources, including toll-free phone numbers, websites, conferences, conversations, consultations and workshops.

Ministry Matters
Formerly “Worship Connection” under Cokesbury, Ministry Matters provides articles, interviews, blogs, videos, podcasts, discussion, and downloadable content. Some material is free and some requires subscription.

Worship Ways (UCC) 
Provides a variety of prayers, liturgies, and "how-to" articles for use on Sundays, Festivals, and special UCC calendar days.

ELCA
A comprehensive selection of downloadable worship resources, grouped under Lectionary, Liturgy and General categories.

Mennonite Brethren (Canada)
Worship resources in a Mennonite voice for ears of all kinds.

Online Magazine

Journey with Jesus
A free weekly webzine for the global church. Offers articles, essays, interviews, book and movie reviews. 

Worship Web Sites

Narrative Lectionary Websites

 

Worship Planning Websites and Resources for United Methodists

Worship Design Studio
Visually spectacular site contains videos and articles for worship planning, plus a blog. Loaded with testimonials. Current annual subscription (2016) is $299 per church.

Ministry Matters Formerly “Worship Connection” under Cokesbury, Ministry Matters provides articles, interviews, blogs, videos, podcasts, discussion, and downloadable content. Some material is free and some requires subscription.

UMC
The ‘main’ UMC website. Provides worship leaders with comprehensive, quality United Methodist music, liturgy, and preaching resources, including toll-free phone numbers, websites, conferences, conversations, consultations and workshops.

Worship.UMC.Org
A different, more contemporary, entry into the main UMC website, with links to many resources including worship planning and to their Infoserv, “the official information service” (of the UMC) …”your connection to the worldwide United Methodist Church.”

Great Plains UMC
Another doorway into the main UMC website, with a plethora of resources for worship planning and other things UMC.

Christian Seder Website

 Domestic Church
This site contains preparations for Passover and the seder, a menu and  a Messianic Passover Haggadah.