Church Life

Posted on Sep 2, 2014

Suggested resources from the desk of Lorna MacQueen, Minister-Faith Formation for Discipleship:

Community Ministry Standards and Best Practices Administrative Standards for Community and Social Justice Ministries:

Social Media Guidelines for people working with Youth:

Faithful Footsteps Screening Procedures for Positions of Trust and Authority in The United Church of Canada: A Handbook:

Police Records Check UCC Handbook:

Interpretation Bulletin regarding police records checks:

Duty of Care information is available on the UCC site: ‘The Duty of Care Program works to protect individuals through developing, implementing, and monitoring compliance with administrative standards.’  It is a good idea for congregations to review Duty of Care periodically.

Resources on The Golden Rule: Workshop guidelines, meditation exercises and other resources are available for teaching and reflection with young people or adults. Scarboro Mission Site:

Faith Trust institute: Working together to end sexual and domestic violence:

Tom Bandy: Thriving

WingClips: Movie clips that illustrate and inspire.

Team Building Activities:

How do you sell creativity at work and get people on board? Linda Naiman:

Creative Resilience: 5 strategies to help you thrive during times of transition: Linda Naiman

Open Space Resources compiled by Chris Corrigan:


Scilla Elworthy: Fighting with non-violence: How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need — as nations and individuals — to fight extreme force without using force in return.

Bully Directed by Lee Hirsch  The Weinstein Company 04/12 Documentary Film Review on Spirituality and Practice website: Things to think and talk about after seeing the film:

Printable free e-book –


Stand up to Bullying with tips and Canadian contacts and resources (Red Cross):,-bullying-and-abuse-prevention/youth/bullying

Calvin Neufeld on Bullying :

Bullying We’ll Stop It OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO- Long Branch Middle School:

Interactive ANTI-BULLYING Web site:

Bullying Awareness Guidebook from Accredited Schools Online (American):  This guidebook’s purpose is to do just that: educate students of all ages and their families about what bullying is, why it happens, and what they can do to prevent it. Key elements of the guide include: Differences and similarities between cyber and physical bullying; an extensive Q&A with two leading experts in psychology and psychiatry; bullying prevention techniques for students, parents, teachers and administrators.