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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Are you affiliated with a specific denomination or church?

We are an independent home business.  The vast majority of our customers are Episcopal churches in the US, and that is the tradition from which all of our materials arise and to which we specifically target our limited budget for direct advertising. 

We do, however, have happy customers in other Anglican communions as well as a range of other traditions at the liturgical end of the church spectrum, such as Lutheran, United Methodist, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian and some emergent and non-denominational congregations.

Our materials show female clergy in more or less equal numbers with male, and represent a church that is inclusive of all kinds of people and families.

How do I order materials from The Sunday Paper?

We do not yet have the capacity for online ordering.  You may order from this website by clicking on the Order Forms tab, where you will find order forms that can be copied and pasted directly into an email.  On the same page there are also links to downloadable .pdf order forms which can be printed out and sent by mail, or scanned and emailed to us.

 Our email address is sundaypaper@snet.net.

Please note that we have separate order forms for our two types of resources—one for our lectionary cartoons, The Sunday Paper and/or Sunday Paper Junior, which are distributed as subscriptions, and the other for the rest of our resources.  You may order either type of materials, or both types in a single order.

May I order by phone?

For phone orders, or if you have any questions, call 203-624-2520.  We are in the Eastern time zone.  

What forms of payment do you accept?

We do not require payment at the time of ordering, and we do not take credit cards.  We appreciate the enclosure of payment in orders sent by mail, but do not require it.  Subscribers to The Sunday Paper and/or The Sunday Paper Junior are invoiced by mail.  When you order books, Beulah Land, etc., an invoice is enclosed in the package when your order is filled.

Am I permitted to make copies of materials from The Sunday Paper?

All of our materials are copyright.  Unauthorized reproduction by any means is prohibited.  Subscribers to The Sunday Paper and/or The Sunday Paper Junior are authorized to make paper copies, in any quantities and by any methods, for use in the program of their own ministry only.  Direct electronic transmission (forwarding of files as attachments) is prohibited except within the subscribing parish.  Purchasers of Go, Tell It on the Mountain and Risen with Christ are thereby granted permission to copy scripts and sheet music for use in rehearsal and performance.

Written permission is required for all other forms of redistribution, including posting on a parish web site.

Are Sunday Paper resources returnable?

Non-subscription materials (Beulah Land, books, toys, etc.) are eligible for a full refund if returned in saleable condition within 30 days. 

For Sunday Paper subscriptions, our cancellation policy is to charge for actual shipments sent to date, at the per-season rate, i.e. $12.00 per season (electronically) or $18.00 (mail) for Sunday Paper or Junior alone; or, for both together, $18.00 per season for email, $28.00 for mail, plus an administrative charge of $10.00.  Our prices for subscriptions are, in effect, a licensing fee, so this policy applies even if you return the materials or do not open them, as long as you did in fact originally order them.

Beulah Land has a full curriculum.  Do you have a curriculum or lesson plans or teacher’s guides for any of your other materials?

Beulah Land is the only one of our offerings for which we provide a formal lesson-by-lesson curriculum. 

The Sunday Paper and The Sunday Paper Junior are designed as curriculum supplements or worship aids, rather than as the basis for a full Sunday School lesson. 

Our two books on the sacraments for children, Alleluia! Amen and New Life, are simple in design and serve well for reading aloud with children in formal sacrament preparation as well as for reading with parents at home or browsing and coloring in the pew.  Clergy who have used them in the almost 30 years since their publication have found that they stand well on their own and that a “lesson plan” is superfluous, because the books themselves lead to questions and conversation.

Our two main resources for clergy and children’s ministry workers in the church are our Christmas pageant scripts (Go, Tell It on the Mountain) and our Holy Week resources (Risen with Christ).  Both contain detailed program suggestions with many practical tips and pointers.

Do you have materials for confirmation preparation?

Our focus is on children from preschool through early middle school.  In most US dioceses, the recommended age for confirmation is 14 or higher.  For this and other reasons, we do not offer confirmation materials.