Bringing Light into the Darkness – Making Advent Candles at Home

One way that churches can support households to celebrate the important (albeit different) season of Advent this year is by equipping them to engage in faith formative traditions at home.

Evangeline Keeley, a member of Prairie Presbyterian Church in Winnipeg, Man., has led their church in making Advent candles out of beeswax for the last two years. In this new resource, she has shared easy-to-follow instructions so that other households in The Presbyterian Church in Canada can engage in the tradition.


Advent and Christmas Worship Service Planning

Advent and Christmas and services may be quite different this year for many of us. Some congregations will be worshipping online at Christmas for the first time. Others might be planning small, outdoor events in place of having services. Still others might be having multiple services with strong health protocols in place.

Planning for Christmas this year will require flexibility, creativity and care to ensure the health and safety of those in our communities. This worship planning resource provides congregations with helpful ideas for celebrating the birth of Christ in safe and innovative ways, and highlights important questions to consider when preparing Christmas worship in this new season.