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Hope is a Star – A Song for the First Week of Advent

2020-11-30T19:25:58-05:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Ministry Tips|Tags: , , |

Steve Rivers, Canadian country music singer-songwriter and former member of St. David's Presbyterian Church in Campbellville, Ont., has performed a song specially for the first week of Advent, titled “Hope is a star.” Congregations are welcome to use the recording in their worship services or share it with their members.

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Advent Resource from Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterdown

2020-12-15T00:54:22-05:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Ministry Tips|Tags: , , |

Konnie Vissers of Knox Presbyterian Church in Waterdown, Ont., has created a daily devotional resource for families to use during Advent this year. It is Christ-focused and promotes family-friendly fun.

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New Advent & Christmas Resources from the PCC

2020-11-06T16:59:47-05:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: Ministry Tips, News|Tags: , , |

Two new resources are now available from the PCC to help equip congregations and families to celebrate Advent and Christmas in this new context.

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Advent in an Envelope: A Wonderful Way to Help Families Form Faith

2020-11-04T13:42:58-05:00November 4th, 2020|Categories: Ministry Tips|

This year has been a difficult one in more ways than one. And with Advent approaching fast, families with children definitely need simple, yet effectively creative and hope-filled ways to celebrate Advent 2020 at home safely, while keeping it super fun for the kids. Head to this resource here created to help families form faith.

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Christmas Pageants 2020: Recorded, Zoomed, Live Outside

2020-11-02T14:43:43-05:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Ministry Tips|Tags: |

This Christmas, here are some ways to facilitate a Pageant and engage our community in meaningful ways of sharing the incredible story of Incarnation, in the midst of an ongoing pandemic, while maintaining appropriate physical distancing.

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On The Way To Bethlehem: An Advent Devotional Booklet

2020-11-02T14:44:12-05:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Ministry Tips|Tags: |

On the Way of Bethlehem is an Advent Devotional booklet, filled with stories of wonder from scripture to witness the special gift of God. Created to be used by devotees of all ages, this booklet can be downloaded for personal use, or photocopied and distributed to the members of your congregation.

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How To Make An Advent Wreath

2020-11-02T14:44:37-05:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Ministry Tips|Tags: |

Watch this YouTube video by Dr. Tori Smit, the Regional Minister for Faith Formation in the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda, teaching us how to make different Advent wreaths with readily available materials at home. Also available is a downloadable Advent Devotional booklet to accompany our wreath.

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Giving Made Fun: Participate in the Giving Tree Project

2020-10-15T11:58:17-04:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Ministry Tips, News|Tags: |

This Christmas, your congregation can have fun raising money for Gifts of Change, Presbyterians Sharing and PWS&D programs by setting up a Giving Tree. Giving Tree kits are now available to order through the PCC Resource Ordering Portal or online order form.

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Trunk-Or-Treat: An Alternative to Trick-Or-Treat

2020-11-02T10:04:27-05:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Ministry Tips|Tags: |

"Trunk-or-treat" is an event that your congregation can hold to offer families a safe and fun alternative to the traditional trick-or-treating. Here is a guide to show you how trunk-or-treat can be a wonderful Halloween event for your church.

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Light of the World: Join Presbyterians Read for Advent 2020

2020-09-30T17:27:54-04:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Ministry Tips, News|Tags: , , , , |

In Advent 2020, Presbyterians across the country are invited to join a denomination-wide book study on Amy-Jill Levine’s Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent.

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