CATEGORY: Liturgy & Worship – Advent & Christmas

From These Roots: Finding the Herstory in the History

One idea for Advent would be to devote one Sunday to each of these women, to hear their backstories, and to listen for how their stories also shape the theological identity of the one who is born out of this lineage.

Choral Speaking for Advent Readings

This information about choral speaking came from Gerry Hendershot during our October 2016 roundtable on Advent and Christmas planning resources. My contribution to the discussion of Advent planning was “choral […]

A Whisper of Hope

Each month, we post a series of blogs around a common topic. This fall we’ve asked a number of leaders to respond to the question, “What is saving your ministry […]

Greatest Hit: Advent Worship Planning and Sermon Themes

This fall, in addition to sharing reflections on “what is saving your ministry right now?”, we are also bringing back some of our most popular posts over the last couple […]

Advent: Worship Planning and Sermon Themes

Starting from scratch this Advent? Mark Davis put together this presentation to help guide worship planners to develop themes for Advent. Here’s a sneak peek of the process Need some […]

Advent Devotions

Here are some devotionals recommended by our Church Leader’s Roundtable for personal and congregational use! Dietrich Bonhoeffer: God is in the Manger Borg and Crossan: The First Christmas Robert Dunham: […]

Multi-Media Resources for Advent

Looking for media to complement your Advent worship services? Here are some resources for videos, pageant scripts, storytelling, and sanctuary decor! VIDEO Some adorably hipster children from Auckland, NZ tell […]