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Resources for families

We invite families to explore the highlighted resources and to find more items under MCC stories and resources online or through the MCC resources pages.

Living More with Less
Thirty years ago, Doris Janzen Longacre wrote a book that celebrated large and small ideas for living sustainably. Explore a 30th anniversary edition of the book, which includes Longacre's thoughts and updated testimonials.

Hello children's page
Print copies of this downloadable pdf for each child in your group.

Meet children from around the world and experience the sights and sounds of a typical day in their lives – from going to school to playing games to doing chores at home. Meet children from Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, India, Iraq, Mozambique, Serbia, South Africa and Uganda.
Simply in Season takes children out to the garden, into the kitchen and around the table to enjoy fresh food for each season.
This innovative parenting resource shares ways to raise creative, generous and joyful children. It follows the rhythms of life with children: shopping, school, play, traditions, celebrations, relationships, self-esteem and faith. Each of the 12 chapters includes a meditation, personal experiences, reflection questions and practical ideas to try.
Activity calendars
These activity calendars invite action and prayer on the topics of water, food and peace.
Take Your Place is the fourth CD by Kim Thiessen and Darryl Neustaedter Barg and includes an inspiring collaboration with Maasai choirs in Kenya. A DVD also is included. All proceeds again support MCC’s HIV and AIDS work. Go to the website,, to listen to music from this CD or other CDs by this duo, or to purchase CDs.
AIDS Action Toolkit
Lesson plans, children’s fun page, activity calendar, storybook, stickers, DVD

This new resource, which includes curriculum for children and for youth and adults, seeks to increase understanding and knowledge about the global AIDS pandemic, AIDS prevention and how churches around the world are reaching out with compassion.

MCC posters
Find this and other "It's your world" posters.