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