Welcome to Advent Unwrapped!

Welcome to Advent Unwrapped!

Advent, a holy, four-week countdown to Jesus’ birthday, begins in 2018 on Sunday, December 2!

Videos, prayers, family resources, and reflections on this site will introduce the Christmas story and help you get ready to make room for Christ and the radical and countercultural messages that Christ brings.

New resources will be added in the fall and through the Advent season. In the meantime, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your e-mail address to be notified of updates as they are posted.



Friday Prayers: Epiphany

“May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness.” (Psalm 72:3) Epiphany marks the end of the Christmas season. It is the day when we celebrate Jesus’ identity being revealed to the magi, the wise ones,

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Sunday Blessings: Watch Night / New Year’s Eve

For the 1st Sunday after Christmas and the Week Following Many Christian traditions have Watch Night services. Communities gather to pray, reflect, and renew their covenant with God before the start of the new calendar year. For people of African

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Friday Prayers: Christmas

“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.” (Psalm 98:4) Christmas is the culmination of the season of Advent, the remembering of all of God’s gifts that come to earth

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Video: Moderator’s Christmas Message

Take a moment to remember the Moderator’s Advent message. Moderator Jordan Cantwell reminds us that, in an uncertain and often tumultuous world, God is always present. We need only look closely to see the beauty of what is right in

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