Advent – Seasonal Resources 1

  • One month until Advent 1!

    This is part 1 of 2, listing a variety of online resources that pertain to worship during the Season of Advent.  If you have other resources that you would like to share, please forward to me for inclusion in Part 2, which will be posted next week.

    Today, we also include a link for planning the Christmas pageant – as the planning happens now, and in many of our communities, the pageant takes place during the season of Advent.

    Webinar:  Rebooting Advent – Preparing Hearts

    In this webinar we focus on what churches and formation leaders can do during Advent, sharing ideas and tips for how to meet your congregation where they are and journey with them. We talk big picture thinking and then move to practical ideas for Advent programs and events.

    At the same link, you will find a list of resources on topics such as:  Advent Theology and Themes (Planning), Households and Congregations, Advent Wreaths and Children’s Books.

    Where Two or Three are Gathered:  Worship for Small Assemblies

    In this latest offering from the Program Committee for Worship of the ELCIC, Saskatchewan representative, Rev. Sean Bell, highlights that the four Sundays of Advent take us on a journey:

    Dec. 2: Luke’s Gospel calls us to ‘be on guard’ and ‘be alert at all times’.
    Dec. 9 We meet John the Baptist… the one who points… the one who shows the way.

    Dec. 16 John calls us to hope.
    Dec. 23 Mary sings her song of love, and it’s revolutionary.

    Christmas Pageant Ideas, Tips, and Scripts

    Building Faith has compiled a number of different scripts and helps for all sizes of churches.  Enjoy finding the one that fits your needs.

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