Get ready for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany
Here is a sampling of useful resources for this season of preparing for and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ:
- Find prayers, lectionary readings, liturgical aids, instructions for making an Advent wreath and other ideas.
- Continue seasonal celebrations into the new year with a special worship on Epiphany, January 6.
Daily prayer app
- Learn about a new iPhone/iPad app for daily prayer from the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s office of Theology and Worship.
Christmas Joy Offering
- Find materials for promoting the offering, traditionally received by congregations during the Advent season.
- Order the 2012 Advent Calendar from Presbyterians Today or call (800) 524-2612 (ask for PDS 17116-12-011)
“Eight Practices for Home and Family During Advent and Christmas”
- Find a list of practices, such as decorating cookies and using an Advent calendar, that can become part of family life and assist in keeping the focus of the season on the birth of the holy baby.
- Find resources for hosting a fair-trade sale in your congregation and links to organizations selling fair-trade products.
- Find background information on the church’s involvement in fair trade.
- Find information on ordering fair-trade coffee, “sweat-free” T-shirts and other items.
- Give. Act. Pray. Learn about giving to help disaster survivors.