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.

To be notified of updates as they are posted, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your e-mail address.





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

Posted in Worship | Comments Off on Communion Liturgies

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

Posted in Family, Videos | Comments Off on Videos Now Available!

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

Posted in Family | Comments Off on Advent at Home: How are you getting ready?

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

Posted in Worship | Comments Off on What Is Advent?

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.

Posted in Family, Worship | Comments Off on Charitable Giving

See more…