Please note that the United Church of Christ is no longer publishing curriculum materials for children and youth; however, UCC-friendly curriculum materials have been curated by the SNEUCC Faith Formation Team.
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Curriculum Overview of Popular Resources (updated September 2023)
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Curriculum Resource Formats
Each session presents a different Bible story that follows a seasonal theme such as heroes of the Old Testament, the parables of Jesus or the birth of Jesus, for instance. These may or may not be the same story for each age level to accommodate developmental differences.
The Revised Common Lectionary is a listing of scripture readings for each Sunday which covers much of the Bible over the course of three years. Lectionary curriculum materials allow worshippers and learners of all ages to experience the same scripture(s), at their own developmental level, at the same time — the Bible passage that is the focus for worship is the same one being studied in Sunday School and Bible Study.
Based on a Montessori model, this approach models Christian worship, stories, symbols, and rituals.
Workshop Rotation Model
This approach uses a variety of media that presents a single Bible story for several weeks in lab-style settings such as computer, video, drama, art, puppets, food, Bible skills & games, music, and the like.