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

Music

  • Advent Intercultural Hymn Festival (219.55 KB) (PDF): 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) (PDF): 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

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  • Candle against starburst:
  • Colouring Storybook (1.15 MB) (PDF): Actively explore the story of Christmas using this 17-page Advent Unwrapped colouring book.
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  • Story and Activity Cards (504.26 KB) (PDF): 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) (PDF): A devotional practice to keep individuals and families together in spirit, from The Prayer Bench.