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How to Use This Site

Curriculum:

The curriculum are designed so that each set of sessions from a particular text are self-contained; within those sets of sessions, each individual session can stand alone, although they work best when done in order. Each session is also matched with a lectionary session, so that what is heard in a Sunday service can be studied in more depth in a class that week.

Click on the name of a sacred text and you will see a series of sessions. Click on the session name to access the actual curriculum.

Each session is 1 ½ hours long and follows a set structure:

  • chalice lighting
  • reading and discussion
  • 2 other activities
  • chalice extinguishing

You will find descriptions of the goals for each session, supplies and preparations you might need, and how to pare the session down to an hour, all included with the session.

For many sessions there are leader resources that give helpful information or handouts that will be needed. You can access these by clicking on the Leader Resource links. For each text, Leader Resource 1 gives a historical introduction to the text and Leader Resource 2 gives the readings used in the sessions.

Lectionary:

The lectionary can be used to plan an entire year of worship services, to plan a series of services on a particular text, or for individual services. You can search the lectionary by topic, look at whole sessions, or view lists of calls, meditations, readings and benedictions. Of course, these are simply suggestions: you may wish to use a benediction as a call, or a call as a meditation, etc.

Most sessions are also matched with a curriculum session, so that what is heard in a Sunday service can be studied in more depth in a class that week.

Click on the name of a sacred text and you will see a series of sessions. Click on the session name to access the actual lectionary session.

Each session is planned around a particular theme from the text and contains a meditation and reading drawn from the text itself. There is also a description of the theme, a call to worship and a benediction. You can also access Leader Resource 1, which gives a historical introduction to the text.