Christmas

December 25, 2018

Christmas is one of the holiest days of the Christian year. It begins a 12-day celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. For additional creative resources on the Christmas story, visit  Advent Unwrapped.

Worship Ideas
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 In Story and Song: Intergenerational Christmas Service
Includes Christmastime stories from different parts of the world, and pairs each with a carol or anthem.
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

Throughout these days, may ministry personnel feel your graceful presence.

A prayer calling us to meet the Christ-child and change the world this Advent season, by Moderator Richard Bott.

A Christmas prayer.

Music
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.
Minute for Mission
Mission & Service supports life-changing faith experiences.
Extras
File Gathering Magazine | UCRDstore
A United Church worship planning magazine for ministers and lay leaders, music directors, and worship committees.