Fresh Ideas for each season of the church's liturgical year.
Worship Ways Worship Ways complements liturgical resources published in the Book of Worship: United Church of Christ and The New Century Hymnal. It follows the Church Year according to the UCC Desk Calendar and Plan Book. It pays attention to special Sundays in the Desk Calendar and provides liturgies, litanies and prayers to enrich the worshiping experience. Free Download from www.ucc.org/worship/worship-ways/
Prayers and Patterns for Worship: Liturgies, Music, Images, and Ideas for Engaging Worship in the United Church of Christ from Worshiping into God's Future (2005). An initiative that invites the entire UCC to reflect on our worship life and to create new resources. Features new liturgies, music, and visual images for worship, as well as questions for reflection. Free, downloaded at www.ucc.org/worship/worshiping-into-gods-future/
Sing Prayer, Sing Praise! A CD of songs. These songs have been created with the vision of a church that is eager to find new ways of expressing faith and worship. It is very diverse in the styles and content. All the musicians and composers are members of the United Church of Christ. Free Music and texts can be downloaded from: www.ucc.org/worship/worshiping-into-gods-future/
SAMUEL [Scripture and Mission: A United Church of Christ Electronic Library]. SAMUEL provides lectionary texts, psalm antiphons and a pump-primer for lectionary preachers, plus a weekly theme and focus scripture from the Seasons of the Spirit curriculum. Worship planners can use SAMUEL in conjunction with the UCC Book of Worship, The New Century Hymnal, Mission Moments and our Worship Ways resource. Free download from www.ucc.org/worship/samuel/
Sermon Help A week long interactive forum on the readings appointed for next Sunday.
New Century Hymnal The New Century Hymnal is the most recent official hymnal of the United Church of Christ. The hymnal includes the Psalter, newer hymns, and worship resources for local church use. Pilgrim Press $35.00 To order click the title above or call UCCR Resources at 800-537-3394.
Himnario Unido is the official Spanish hymnal of the United Church of Christ. It contains many traditional and Spanish contemporary hymns from all over Latin America. It also contains Spanish Liturgies and church rites. Pilgrim Press $15.00 To order: Click the title above or call UCCR Resources at 800-537-3394.
Book Of Worship This resource is intended to be used for public worship of God in local churches of the United Church of Christ. It attempts to express the diversity of the United Church of Christ while lifting up our common liturgical threads with the Church Universal. Book of Worship is the official liturgical book of the UCC for rituals and ceremonies. Pilgrim Press 37.00 Loose leaf or pocket edition. To order: Click the title above or call UCCR Resources at 800-537-3394.
Seasons of the Spirit: Lectionary-base Resources Connecting Worship, Learning, and Service (Seasons of the Spirit Publishers) Provides God's people with lectionary-based, ecumenical resources that empower all ages.
Seasons of the Spirit (2005-2006) Adult (9 Month) United Church Press $ 135.00
Seasons of the Spirit (2005-2006) Adult (Summer) United Church Press $ 45.00
Seasons of the Spirit (2005-2006) Congregational Life (12 month) United Church Press $ 135.00 www.spiritseasons.com. To order click the title above or call UCCR Resources at 800.537.3394.
Rev. David C. Schoen
Minister and Team Leader, Congregational Assessment and Support
700 Prospect Ave.