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CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES
dioceseofcalgary.children@shaw.ca

"...for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."Matt:19.14

Welcome to the Children's Ministries site!

Welcome to the Diocese of Calgary Website. I hope the information will be helpful to you in your ministry with children. The site is enhanced with your contributions. There are so many varied and creative ways to share "the story" with our children. Please send pictures, ideas, websites, stories and questions to dioceseofcalgary.children@shaw.ca. They will be posted within the week.

Before we know it Lent and Easter will be upon us. I have posted some specific website that I hope will be helpful to you. Please send your good ideas!

I wish you many blessings in 2005 as you partake in this very important of ministry with our children. May you help their "little lights" to shine!

Elizabeth Short
Coordinator of Children's Ministries.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SOME INTERESTING WEB SITES FOR LENT/EASTER:

DATA BASE

I am updating my data base. If you haven't already, please send in the name, address, phone number and email of your Sunday School/Children's Ministries contact person, along with the name of your parish. If you are not a contact person for your parish but would like to be on the email list, please feel free to submit your email.

WORKSHOPS

I am more than happy to come out to parishes and conduct workshops with your Sunday School Teachers. I can work with you ahead of time to come up with a program that will best serve your needs. Please email or call.

SHARING RESOURCES

There are some parishes who have difficulty coming up with funds to purchase Sunday School materials. If you have material from previous years that has not been used, you can box it up, label it and get it to me. If you are a parish in need of materials, please let me know.

VANNING

This summer's Vanning Program was very successful. We had two teams, Lexi Grey/Allison Wiig and Emily Bolinger/Shauna Levson. They visited a total of 13 parishes in rural points of the Diocese, conducting week-long Vacation Bible School. This is a wonderful ministry of our Diocese, run totally on donations. Approximately 250 children benefited from this program. We were able to provide summer employment for 4 very able young women. Other than the actual Vanners all the work of Vanning is done by volunteers. The Vanning committee meets approximately once a month. We are in desperate need of members to serve on this committee. If you think you would like to be part of this important ministry, please contact me.


Some Useful Websites:
(Please note: there are new sites here since the list given out at the workshop this spring 2004)

Children's Sunday School Teachers' Online Resources
www.io.com/~lcowper/resources.html

eBible Teacher.com
www.ebibleteacher.com

Make Hunger History
Teaching Children About Hunger
Guides for Grades 7-9
www.bread.org/howtohelp/church/sundayschool.html

The Workshop Rotation Model
www.rotation.org

Lesson plans for Small Congregations
www.episcopalchurch.org/5400_ENG_HTM.htm?menu=menu5070

Ministries with Young People
Office of Children's Ministries and Christian Education
www.episcopalchurch.org/myp.htm

Godly Play
www.faith-at-home.com/godly-play.html

Danielle's Place
www.daniellesplace.com

DLTK's Bible Activities
www.dltk-bible.com

Lord, Teach Us How to Pray
www.cptryon.org/prayer/

Faith at Home
www.faith-at-home.com

Sunday School Crafts.com
www.sundayschoolcrafts.com

Liturgical Publications of St. Louis-
Children's Sunday Bulletins
www.liturgical.com/ch_print_children.html

Children's Worship Bulletins
www.childrensbulletins.com