Christmas and Advent

Advent articles and resources to help you prepare for the birth of Christ and celebrate his arrival on earth on Christmas.

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Advent and Christmas Articles


Christmas Pageant

This service will primarily be led by children. They will reenact the nativity story while a narrator reads Luke 2…
A wooden, African-style nativity against a white background

Why I Love Nativities: They Are Reminders of the Incarnation

The infinite, all-powerful God came to us in a way that we could know and understand.
Two college women and a 40-something man with glasses and a shaved head pose for a selfie in a church sanctuary

Making the Most of Holiday Breaks with Former Students

Even though they’re off at college, your ministry to former youth group students doesn’t end.
Congregational Ideas For Advent, Christmas, And Epiphany
8 Ways for Churches to Welcome Newcomers in Advent
A young woman with a red plaid scarf looks expectantly out the window.
I Asked Santa for a Bicycle, but God Gave a Better Gift
Advent Candle Lighting Readings
nativity set with baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, a wise man, and sheep
12 Ideas for Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas
young girl and mom read a Christmas story with the magi
Fun and Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Advent for Kids