During the season of Advent, we wait in hopeful anticipation for the joy of Christmas. We prepare a place for God’s promise of peace, both in our hearts and in our lives. We reflect on meaningful ways to share with those in need.
To help your church reflect on the importance of Jesus’ birth and what significance it has in our mission to end hunger, we’ve designed a set of Advent and Christmas resources, free for download. In addition, many of our members also create Advent and Christmas resources for you to use. To make things easy, you’ll find a link to those resources here as well.
Advent and Christmas Worship Resource
Wrapped in the darkness of shorter days, Advent is a time for us to prepare for sharing the gift of hope that arrives with Jesus’ birth. We can also use this season to prepare a place for God’s promise of peace, both in our hearts and in our lives by reflecting on meaningful ways to share with those in need.
Praying Through the Church Calendar – Lectionary Year A
Prayer is a powerful way for Christians to respond to needs in the world. These prayers correspond to one of the suggested Sunday Revised Common Lectionary readings.
As a membership of 15 Canadian church and church-based agencies, we’re also grateful to include the following links to resources created by some of our members:
- Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund: Advent 2022 daily devotional ‘The Birth of Hope,’ written by theologian Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat.
- The United Church of Canada: ‘Advent Unwrapped‘, including worship ideas, prayers and music, and Christmas resources to follow Advent.
- World Renew: Advent 2022 devotion, ‘Prepare the Way,’ created in collaboration with their denomination.
To view all of our resources, including educational activities and advocacy/policy resources, visit our Resource Library.