Getting Ready for Advent/Christmas Worship Resources for the Season.

by Christine Sine


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There are obviously endless resources out there to assist us in designing worship services and activities for this season. For some the observances revolve around the lighting of the Advent candles and the Eucharistic celebration. For others it is the preaching of the gospel story and the Christmas pageant that take centre stage. Whatever your faith orientation here are some of my favourite resource sites that I think you will find useful. I have tried to draw from any traditions and cultures. 

Advent resources from Ignatian Spirituality:

Christmas & Advent ideas from David Keen at Ideas, Resources and Donkey Rides

Bosco Peters in New Zealand has wonderful Advent and Christmas resources at

The Billabong is a great Australian site with resources for both kids and adults.

John Birch has the most wonderful Celtic Advent liturgies available. 

Text This Week always has an awesome array of resources for all seasons, but especially for Advent and Christmas.

Lectionary Liturgies provides liturgies based on the RCL readings for each Sunday of the church year.

Lent and Beyond – An Anglican Prayer blog also posts good seasonal resources. is a UK site which has some good seasonal resources.

Biblical Art provides art classes, clip art and more for worship services.

And the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese has some interesting icons and explanation of Christmas from an Orthodox perspective.

A rich array of Advent resources as well as Christmas and Epiphany from

Blue Eyed Ennis has a great list of Advent resources on her blog that are worth looking at.

Some great ideas from Intreractive worship – for Advent: The Feeling of Waiting and Prayers of the People Station as well as this community-made icon really inspired me.

Plan an Advent or Christmas Outreach

Christmas is the season when all of us think of giving to our favourite charities, the homeless and the poor, but there are other ways to that we can give at this season.

United Methodist Church has some good ideas for an Advent outreach in this article – everything from scavenger hunt with random acts of kindness to Christmas eve cookie giveaway for people who must work.

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