Pull Out the Christmas Music

Dear Music Makers,

It’s time to pull out the Christmas Music!

Singers at Behold! 2013

Singers at Behold! 2013
Photo: Kaitlin Bardswich/The United Church of Canada

As you prepare for the marathon of anthems, special concerts, and carol services that is the Advent and Christmas season, we are here to help!

  • Check out the Advent Unwrapped At Church page. Pat Mayberry and David Kai have shared new music for the season. And by popular demand, we are reposting the Intercultural Hymn Festival by Bruce Harding of Evensong Music.
  •  Visit the Worship Resources section on The United Church of Canada’s website for lectionary-based hymn suggestions from Gathering, and sheet music for candle lighting and offertory music.

Don’t forget that Music United—the United Church association of musicians—is available to help.  Post your questions on the Music United Facebook page or reach out to your local convenor.

Recently I’ve heard from a few congregation who know what they would like to sing, but need help in singing it. Here are some suggestions if you are without music leadership:

If you are looking to revitalize your congregation’s singing life and have a few people to lead:

Be sure to browse Advent Unwrapped for accessible, faith-based resources to celebrate the season, and Connect with Us below to receive e-mail updates as new material is posted to this site.

Let’s get our sing on this Advent!
Alydia