At Church

Are you a worship leader preparing to share the Advent season with your community of faith? The United Church offers year-round liturgical resources, including for Advent, on our website’s worship section and in Gathering, a grassroots magazine that offers resources for worship planners.

On Advent Unwrapped you will find creative resources to further animate the season. New selections and some highlights from previous years are below; sign up for e-mail updates and check back in as Advent approaches for more.

Liturgies

Thank you to the Rev. Andrew O’Neil for contributing these liturgies for Advent and Christmas Year C.

Music

Thank you to Pat Mayberry for sharing these three pieces, which can be used at no cost. Please credit them appropriately (Words and Music: Pat Mayberry; Arrangement: David Kai) and if you are registered, report any usage to One License / Licensing.

A companion piece to Joseph’s song is Mary, Mary: Children’s Song SA (pdf) (Music: Pat Mayberry; Arrangement: Lorena Duncan).

Please credit Bruce Harding for the following:

Bible Study

  • The Good News of Joy to the World (pdf)
    A five-session Advent Bible study on the Gospel of Luke, by the Rev. Dr. Peggy Mulambya-Kabonde of The United Church of Zambia

With All Ages

Story and Activity Cards

Meet the characters of the Christmas story. With activities for all ages. These cards can be used in conjunction with the Advent Unwrapped videos and The Christmas Story blog posts on this site.

Note: If you work with young people or have an all-ages focus, you might find further inspiration in the At Home section.