Resources

We have selected useful tools, service ideas, music, and prayers to help worship leaders in your Advent and Christmas planning. (Many have been reproduced, with permission, from the pages of Gathering.) Feel free to adapt these services to fit the needs of your community of faith.

Families and children’s leaders may find useful ideas in the At Home section below. And be sure to check out the thematic videos for Hope, Peace, Joy, Love, and Christmas.

Worship

New for 2017

Favourites from Previous Years

Music

New for 2017

Thank you to Pat Mayberry for sharing these five pieces. They can be used at no cost, but please credit them appropriately and report any usage to One License/Licensing if you are registered.

Favourites from Previous Years

At Home

New for 2017

  • Advent Calendar [PDF]
    Place this calendar on your fridge and use a magnet to count down the days!
  • The Good News Story [PDF]
    Four Sunday school session outlines for Advent.
  • The Hours of Christmas Day [PDF]
    A devotional practice to keep individuals and families together in spirit, from The Prayer Bench.
  • Messy Advent and Christmas Down Under [RTF]
    Imagine Christmas Down Under and encounter the story in a new way. These ideas can be used at different events in the spirit of Messy Church.
  • Messy Advent Discussion Starter Tent Cards [PDF]
    Fold these tent cards in thirds to display discussion starters on a tabletop for Messy Advent and Christmas Down Under.
  • Advent Unwrapped Colouring Pages [PDF]
    Colour characters from the Christmas story that are introduced in Stories Unwrapped, and try a simple Advent wreath craft. For use at home or as a children’s pew pack.
  • Advent Unwrapped Story and Activity Cards [PDF]
    Use these cards to explore the characters of the Christmas story that are introduced in Stories Unwrapped. Ideal for use at home or as a children’s pew pack.

 Favourites from Previous Years

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