Resources for Devotion and Study during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Devotion for April 5, 2020 Palm Sunday
Devotion for Sunday, March 29, 2020
Ezekiel 37:1-14 Family and Children’s Game
Ezekiel 37:1-14 Children’s Activity (with instructions in multiple languages)
Fitness Sunday at Home
Devotion for Sunday, March 22, 2020
Psalm 23 Challenge
Devotion for Sunday, March 15, 2020
Devotional and Study Ideas during the Pandemic
Emanuel Movie Discussion Guide
This discussion guide is designed to provide tools and resources to help leaders facilitate a discussion about Emanuel—whether in a theater after the film is screened, in a church setting, or a small group setting. These questions are not meant to serve as a rigid template but, instead, provide a flexible framework to foster dialogue around the core themes of the film.
Exploring the 2018-2019 Connectional Theme: Environmental Justice
Greeting from the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network to the 2019 UBUNTU Christian Education Summit, February 19, 2019; Cape Town, South Africa
No Good Comes From the Mine
Women Rise for Justice fundraising trailer as shared by Presiding Elder Betty Kauna Schroder, Namibia, during the CE Summit thematic plenary—Exploring our Connectional Theme: Environmental Justice
Hidden Figures Faith Discussion Guide
Seasonal Liturgical Colors
Helpful information outlining the liturgical calendar and its corresponding colors.
People of the Anvil
A small pamphlet introduction to the history and polity of the AME Church.
The AME Church Publishing House (Sunday School Union) has produced some free resources to enhance worship and faith formation.
Offering a wide variety of resources, The African American Lectionary is a wonderful depository of assets and information.
In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement.
Lament and Hope is a Pan-African Devotional Guide commemorating the 2019 Quad-Centennial of the forced transatlantic voyage of enslaved African peoples to Jamestown, Virginia USA.
Four Bible studies prepared for the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism are now available online at WCC website, www.oikoumene.org.
The conference committee responsible for worship, Bible study and spiritual exercise commissioned theologians from diverse theological and cultural backgrounds to write studies related to the conference theme Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship.
Founder’s Day Resources
Celebrating the “A” in AME by Bishop Adam J. Richardson
This litany appears in The Anvil, Sankofa: Worshipping God Yesterday, Today, and Forever, Annual Resource Guide, 2019-2020, (pp 216-218) by the Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. To access other litanies and worship resources, copies of The Anvil can be purchased through the AMEC Publishing House.
Founder’s Day Skit by Dr. Johnel Bryant Robinson
This skit appears in The Anvil, Sankofa: Worshipping God Yesterday, Today, and Forever, Annual Resource Guide, 2019-2020, (pp 288-290) by the Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. To access other worship resources, copies of The Anvil can be purchased through the AMEC Publishing House.
Founder’s Day Exercise and Answer Key by Dr. Johnel Bryant Robinson
This exercise appears in The Anvil, Sankofa: Worshipping God Yesterday, Today, and Forever, Annual Resource Guide, 2019-2020, (pp 288-290) by the Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. To access other worship resources, copies of The Anvil can be purchased through the AMEC Publishing House.
Founders Day Litany 2019
By Rev. Garland F. Pierce, Executive Director, AMEC Department of Christian Education Inspired by Psalm 138 (Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C)
Richard Allen Faux Stained Glass Activity
– 8.5 x 11 reproducible image (Richard Allen)
– Wax paper
– Paper frames and precut mat boards (14″ x 20″)
– Colored markers (Sharpies work well)
This piece was written by Bishop John Hurst Adams (1927-2018) and appeared in The Journal of Christian Education, Volume. 60 Fall 1999 Number 26.
This activity is for youth and the young at heart.
Richard Allen Documentary
This short video tells the story of Richard Allen and the founding of the AME Church. There are also versions with Spanish, French, and Portuguese subtitles.
Video Study Resources
Christian Educators from Mother Bethel, the South Philadelphia District, and the Philadelphia Conference produced study resources for various age levels to accompany the documentary.
September Christian Education Month Resources
Call to Worship
Here are a few simple ideas as to how you can use the month to highlight the teaching ministry of the church and invite others to participate and offer leadership and service.
Litany of Commitment
This litany is an easy and effective way to bring Christian Education into your worship experience.
Prayer for Christian Education
You have called us to the teaching ministry of the church. We pray for that ministry and for the various ministries in the Department of Christian Education.
Prayer for the New Learning Year
This prayer can be used in the context of worship on Christian Education Sunday or during the assembly during Church School.
A Litany of Covenantal Learning
This litany recognizes the importance of the teaching ministry and those who serve and lead in it as well as those who are blessed by it. It is for worship on the Sunday when Christian Education is highlighted and lifted up.