In this season of anticipation and contemplation, we consider the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and how we may emulate his example in the world. The following are ways that you may incorporate reconciliation into your worship, prayer and giving this Advent season.
- Building Reconciled Relationships: KAIROS
Advent Resource 2014
While this resource was compiled before the TRC completed its work, the themes in this resource are still relevant to our reconciliation journey. You may adapt the prayers to suit the current challenges and joys of reconciliation in Canada. Building Reconciled Relationships includes prayers and sermon notes for the four weeks of Advent according to Revised Common Lectionary Year B. Click here to download (choose “add to cart” and then fill in contact information in order to access the free download).
- Gifts of Change
Support the PCC’s eight National Native Ministries by giving a Gift of Change to someone you love this Christmas (code CM24). Click here to learn more about the Gifts of Change program. Read about the unique work of each of the National Native Ministries here.
- The Gifts of the Four Directions
This service is part of a collection of Advent services from The United Church of Canada. It combines the teachings of the medicine wheel with the traditions of the Advent wreath. You can download it at http://www.united-church.ca/worship-theme/aboriginal (Advent Service: The Gifts of the Four Directions, pg. 1-3).
- Follow How the National Native Ministries Celebrate Advent
The Hummingbird Ministries community has been working hard preparing for their theatrical production of an Indigenous Christmas Story which brings together the Nehiyaw legends of the Star people and the Christmas story (written by Mary Fontaine, Director of Hummingbird Ministries).
This is a great way to start your Christmas celebrations and do a good deed at the same time. If you live in the Vancouver area, come and support the children who have been working very hard. This is their first performance which includes dancing, acting and singing with Christmas carols and drum songs. The performance is on Sunday, November 26 from 1 to 3 pm, Newton Cultural Arts Centre, 13530 72 Ave. Surrey. Admission is $5 at the door.