Part of the Celebrating the Saints curriculum, Meet the Saints: Downloadable Facilitator's Guide and Family Storybook equips educators and offers children the opportunity to follow Jesus while learning more about twenty-six of the monks, missionaries, prophets, doctors, evangelists and more who are named saints in The Episcopal Church's calendar. Meet the Saints: Downloadable Facilitator's Guide and Family Storybook is designed for use in weekly Sunday formation time and includes a downloadable version of the Meet the Saints: Family Storybook. The provides a course overview, step-by-step instructions, discussion questions, children's activity suggestions, and handouts for participants. Each hour-long course can be used individually or in any order. If you are using the guide on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, the hyperlinks are enabled.
Celebrating the Saints also offers corresponding lessons for youth and adults in both English and Spanish. This all-ages format allows families to come to church and learn about the same topic, each in their own class, and have a shared starting point from which to talk, discuss, and learn together.
Celebrating the Saints is part of the Living Discipleship series of offerings, funded by a generous grant from The Episcopal Church's Constable Fund. With this financial support, we are able to offer the curriculum free of charge as a download to any Episcopal church. In addition, Forward Movement is joining with The Constable Fund to offer ten free copies of the printed Meet the Saints: Family Storybook to congregations with an average Sunday attendance of 50 or less. Please contact us at 800.543.1813 to place the order. Shipping is additional.
The Celebrating the Saints curriculum can be used as a standalone study, or in conjunction with other Living Discipleship year-long studies including Practicing our Faith and Exploring the Bible .
Meet the Saints: Family Storybook - full-color printed book designed to help families talk together about the things they are learning in Sunday school. Includes a story about each saint for parents to read to children, as well as family discussion questions and coloring pages for at-home interaction.
Celebrating the Saints: Downloadable Course - Youth/adult version. Available for free download. Includes facilitator's and participant's guides.
Celebrating the Saints: Downloadable Course (Spanish Version): - Available for free download. Includes youth/adult facilitator's and participant's guides.