Get ready for Christ(mas)!

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

Get ready to make room for Christ and the radical, countercultural messages that Christ brings. Throughout the season, videos, prayers, family resources, and reflections on this site will introduce and explore the Christmas story. “Don’t be afraid,” an angel says. In God’s story, we all have a part.

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Communion Liturgies

Thank you to the Rev. Andrew O’Neil, from St. Paul’s United Church, Riverview, NB, for providing two new communion liturgies to the Advent Unwrapped community. For the season of preparation, In the Rich Dark of Winter (pdf) draws on the evocative

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Videos Now Available!

The 2018 Advent Unwrapped videos, one for each Sunday in Advent plus Christmas, are now available. This year’s videos explore the characters of the Christmas story, each of whom was assured by an angel, “Don’t be afraid.” The videos explore

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Advent at Home: How are you getting ready?

Every Christian prepares for Christ’s coming differently; there are so many different traditions out there! “Don’t be afraid,” an angel tells us. In God’s story, we all have a part. Preparation might look like avoiding the temptation to celebrate Christmas

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What Is Advent?

Advent means “to come” or “arrive at” [venire: arrive/come].  In the church, Advent most often means “the coming of the Saviour.” In Western Church tradition, it is the four Sundays before Christmas—and the start of the liturgical church year. Why get

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Charitable Giving

Christmas is known as a season of giving. One thing you might hear about in Advent are so-called shoebox programs, which encourage you to fill a shoebox with toys, toothbrushes, and other trinkets for a child in the developing world.

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