Published by the Episcopal Church and designed to follow the Revised Common Lectionary, these lesson plans are written by experienced church school teachers using practical approaches to respond to the needs of volunteer teachers.

Both a lesson plan for young children and a lesson plan for older children are offered each week, and inter-generational lesson plans are available for many major feast days throughout the liturgical year.

These lesson plans can be used as written, or they are easy to adapt to reflect the context of your congregation’s children’s program.

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The Rev. Shannon Kelly
Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries
Formation Department
(646) 285-8445

Valerie Harris
Formation Office Associate
Formation Department
(212) 716-6099