Welcome to The Sunday Paper! We are a family business and
we still go by the principles set forth in the first ad flyer we sent out, way back in 1980: “The
Sunday Paper is informal, whimsical, faithful to Scripture, and in dead earnest. It is not condescending
or cute. It helps children to acquire a vocabulary of crucial Scriptural images, and to relate the Gospel
to the Old Testament, the life of the Church, and their own lives.”
The Sunday Paper (age 9 and up) and The
Sunday Paper Junior (ages 3 to 10) are distributed electronically, as .pdf files attached to emails sent at intervals by church season.
Full-sized samples may be downloaded from the “Subscriptions”
page of this web site. At the “Order Form”
tab is a form that you may paste into an email and fill out, or may print out and mail or scan it. We hope to transition to full online ordering in due time, but as with so many hopes, this one is taking far
longer than we had imagined. For the moment these methods do work!
We offer a great deal more than lectionary cartoons. Our
books on the sacraments for children, Alleluia! Amen
(Eucharist) and New Life (Baptism) have been best-sellers for many years, and our resources for seasonal celebrations also have many fans: Risen With Christ
for Holy Week and Easter, and our collection
of Christmas pageant scripts, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, which is out in a new, revised and expanded edition, with
four scripts instead of three.
Our brightly colored interactive feltboard system, Beulah Land, puts The Sunday Paper’s visual
vocabulary in your hands—and your kids’ hands—for storytelling and play, and as an inspiration for children’s
artwork. Beulah Land also has a complete 39-week curriculum, centered on worship, song, story and art response,
and widely adaptable for many different settings. Our proprietary wooden play sets bring the same designs into a three-dimensional
New this year is God’s
Garden, God’s City, a Vacation Bible School curriculum written by my daughter, the Rev. Grace Pritchard Burson, which
is joining our list of offerings after previously having been promoted from this site via a partner organization. It
will be revised, with additional activities, crafts and planning suggestions, on the basis of two years’ experience actually
presenting it at Grace & St. Peter’s
Episcopal Church in Hamden, Connecticut. We expect to have it ready in early 2019.
Our resources open doors not only to “Christian
education” but also to liturgy and play.
Sacrament and celebration, pageants and prayer, are as much a part of Christian education as Bible
study. Liturgy in which children are full participants is the oldest Christian curriculum and still the
best. In a culture saturated with stimulation and “fun,” we offer simple, time-tested materials
that invite children to wonder, to imagine, to pretend, and to make the stories and rituals of our faith a part of their inmost
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