2nd Sunday of Advent

December 8, 2019

The second Sunday in Advent often has a focus on Peace.  For resources to help individuals, families, and worship planners get ready for Christmas, visit Advent Unwrapped.

Worship Ideas
File Advent Communion Liturgy
All who seek to be nourished and sustained are welcome here.
File Gathering Lectionary for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany 2017–18, December 3, 2017–February 11, 2018
Includes suggested readings, hymns, worship spark, children's time idea, sermon starter, etc...
File Gathering Lectionary for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany 2018–19, December 2, 2018–March 3, 2019
Includes suggested readings, hymns, worship spark, children's time idea, sermon starter, etc...
File Hidden in Plain Sight: White Gift Sunday
An opportunity for people of all ages to contribute.
File Worship Ways (United Church of Christ)
The United Church of Christ, our partner denomination in the United States, posts weekly worship services; search by liturgical season.
Prayers
File Bethlehem Prayer
A Christmas prayer for peace in Bethlehem by former United Church Moderator David Giuliano.

An Advent prayer

An Advent prayer.

Music
PDF icon As the Wind Blows (SA Anthem) (Pat Mayberry / David Kai)
“As the wind blows, as the seed grows, lifts its harvest to the sun…” Please credit Words/Music: Pat Mayberry; Arrangement: David Kai and report to One License / Licensing.
File Songs from Many Cultures for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany
Hymns in Voices United, More Voices, and Nos Voix unies that offer in many languages and diverse origins.
PDF icon These Gifts We Bring (SATB) (Pat Mayberry / David Kai)
A short piece to follow the offering. Please credit Words/Music: Pat Mayberry; Arrangement: David Kai and report to One License / Licensing. ...
Minute for Mission
Our gifts for Mission & Service support the work of overseas personnel who respect and include local traditions.
Extras
File Drama: A Shoebox Filled with…
A short Advent skit about giving to Gifts with Vision and Mission & Service.
File Gathering Magazine | UCRDstore
A United Church worship planning magazine for ministers and lay leaders, music directors, and worship committees.
File Moderator's Advent Message 2018
This Advent, Moderator Richard Bott invites us to reflect and realign our lives with Christ's calling for us...
File Moderator's Advent Message 2018: Transcript
Transcript of Moderator Richard Bott's Advent Message 2018...
Worship Blog
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