Christmas is one of the holiest days of the Christian year. It begins a 12-day celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. For additional creative resources on the Christmas story, visit  Advent Unwrapped.

Worship Ideas

Gathering Lectionary for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, November 28, 2021-February 27, 2022 (136.04 KB): Includes suggested readings, hymns, worship sparks, children's time ideas, sermon starters, etc.
Gathering Lectionary for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, November 29, 2020-February 14, 2021 (172.35 KB): Includes suggested readings, hymns, worship spark, children's time idea, sermon starter, etc...
Hanging the Greens (39.92 KB): An Advent Unwrapped service to prepare church buildings and sanctuaries to be symbols of preparing ourselves for the birth and rebirth of Jesus.
In Story and Song: Intergenerational Christmas Service (40.21 KB): A family-oriented worship service offered as part of the Advent Unwrapped resources.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (269.67 KB): A one-rehearsal Advent Unwrapped pageant with the message "God is with us! We are not alone."
This Most Wondrous of Nights: A Christmas Eve Communion Service (280.34 KB): An Advent Unwrapped communion service built around the carol "In the Bleak Midwinter" (VU 55).

Music

Advent Intercultural Hymn Festival (219.55 KB): These songs with accompanying commentary can be combined with seasonal prayers and scripture readings to create an Advent hymn festival. Please credit Bruce Harding for this resource and the music arrangements.
Sing Now Gloria (Unison) (Terry Macham) (85.52 KB): Unison song suitable for worship during Advent. Lead sheet with melody, lyrics, and chord symbols. Text in English and Latin. Please credit the composer.

Related Material

A Christmas message from Moderator Richard Bott - 2020: Christ is with us now! Christ is born! Merry Christmas, beloved friends. May Christ’s peace be with you, always. A video message from the Moderator.
Body Prayers (398.9 KB): An Advent Unwrapped “action prayer” for each week of the Advent/Christmas season.
Buy Less Shopping Guide (108.17 KB): An Advent Unwrapped shopping guide for all ages for a Buy Less Christmas.
Candle against starburst:
Colouring Storybook (1.15 MB): Actively explore the story of Christmas using this 17-page Advent Unwrapped colouring book.
Moderator's Christmas Message 2019: In his Christmas video message, Moderator Richard Bott highlights the two narratives of the birth of Jesus from Matthew and Luke.
Moderator's Christmas Message 2019: Transcript (22.3 KB): Transcript of Moderator Richard Bott's Christmas Message 2019
Sharing the News (40.39 KB): This light-hearted Advent Unwrapped Christmas pageant has been updated to reflect some of the major concerns of 2020.
Story and Activity Cards (504.26 KB): Meet the characters of the Christmas story, from Isaiah to the Holy Family, through these Advent Unwrapped cards. Includes activities for all ages.
The Hours of Christmas Day (102.29 KB): A devotional practice to keep individuals and families together in spirit, from The Prayer Bench.
Transcript: Moderator’s Christmas Message 2020 (31.57 KB): Transcript of Moderator Richard Bott's 2020 Christmas video message.