We are the Northern California Ecumenical Media Resource Center. We provide our community of churches with workshops, staff
consultation, and up-to-date media resources to support their Christian education and church ministry programs. An ecumenical
board of directors from our sponsoring denominations guides us.
We are a nonprofit library and invite churches of all faith
families to join and share the resources. We enjoy the active support of three denominations: Presbyterian Church USA, United
Church of Christ, and United Methodist Church
. See Join Us
to learn about membership.
In 1969, the Institute for Editorial Research founded the Northern California Ecumenical Media Resource Center originally to
serve Northern California and Nevada. A group of Christian Educators saw the need to share resources in order to support
their Christian Education programs. A grant from the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church USA, United Church of
Christ and the Roman Catholic Church enabled us to establish the Media Resource Center.
Under the leadership of Presbyterian
Pastor and preeminent educator, Dr. Donald Griggs, the center grew rapidly. Over 120 members from Catholic, Congregational, Presbyterian
and United Methodist churches utilized the shared resources at the Media Resource Center.
Several founding principles have
guided us through the years:
* Open to all churches
* Strong support for ecumenical projects
* New library resources
added on a regular basis
* Members can suggest new materials for purchase
* Low cost to become a member church
* Flexible due dates and no late charges
The Media Resource Center began in the First United Methodist
Church of Palo Alto. In 1972, it moved to the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Clara. Currently, the library
is located at the United Methodist Church of Campbell.
The purpose of the Northern California Ecumenical Media Resource Center is to support the mission of the Church by providing
workshops, consulting services, quality DVDs, videotapes, and other resource materials to enhance mission awareness, outreach programs,
Christian Education for all ages, and other aspects of the Church's ministry.
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