Boy holding a candle.

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

A Blue Christmas Service (89.2 KB): A worship service for those who have suffered loss.
Advent Candle Lighting: Bold Discipleship (91.67 KB): Candle-lighting liturgy that dares us to dream boldly.
Christmas Sunday Service (88.61 KB): Includes a theme discussion on qualities of a bold disciple.
Gathering Lectionary for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, November 27, 2022-February 19, 2023 (273.6 KB): Includes suggested readings, hymns, worship sparks, children's time ideas, sermon starters, 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.
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).


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

2021 KAIROS Palestine Christmas Alert (1.37 MB): A glimpse on Palestinians' life inside and outside Palestine and the unity in struggle, resistance, and hope.
Body Prayers (2.31 MB): 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.
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.