Where Mainers find resources and ideas:
Children's resources collected by FORMA - Episcoforma Children’s Page
Pinterest page maintained by FORMA - FORMA's pinterest
The Episcopal Teacher Magazine is published quarterly by email.
Subscribe to the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts - Education E-Newsletter for a good monthly newsletter that compiles resources.
Reimagine Faith Formation is from LifeLong Faith Associates.
Ask questions and respond to the questions of others on the very active listserv for FORMA members.
You can get great ideas from your colleagues in Maine! Look at the Christian Ed Collaboration: Curriculum and Weekly Practice page.
Here's the Episcopal Children's Charter.
Conferences and Continuing Education:
Faith Formation Connect: Emily Keniston to lead online learning community for Faith Formation Directors - beginning January 29
Emily Keniston, through the Maine Episcopal Christian Ed Collaboration and Province One, will facilitate and teach this online group. The goal is to support Christian Ed Directors in all our Maine Episcopal churches. The first on-line discussion is open to all – come and find out more. After January’s meeting, the group will be closed to allow a more intimate community to develop. Monthly meetings are on the last Sunday of the month at 1pm, and resources and questions will also be shared in a new closed Facebook group. Register here. Find detailed information here or contact Emily Keniston.
Christian Ed Collaboration Meetings
- Teachers, clergy and Christian Ed directors meet several times each year at the Diocesan office, 143 State Street in Portland, or you can join us online. Dates are advertised on our facebook page and in the DioLog.
ECF Vital Practices courses - free, online courses offered by the Episcopal Church Foundation. ecfvp.org
FORMA Conference - This excellent national conference for Episcopal Christian Educators from all over the country will be in California, January 25-28, 2017 and in Nashville January 24-27, 2018. People from Maine usually attend. FORMA
Godly Play training is accessible from the Godly Play website.
To find out about diocesan grants which can pay part of the cost of continuing education, go to Wolf Fund Grants.