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Welcoming Jesus – A Christmas Message from the Moderator

2020-12-14T14:33:47-05:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

A Christmas message from the Rev. Amanda Currie, Moderator of the General Assembly, wishing you a blessed and peaceful Christmas, and praying that God gives you all that you need to welcome the birth of Jesus this year.

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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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Advent 2020 Liturgies Now Available

2020-11-10T10:05:11-05:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |

Enrich your holy preparation for the birth of Christ with the 2020 Advent liturgies written by the Rev. Kristine O’Brien, Director of Crieff Hills in Puslinch, Ont. Together, let us remember our brothers and sisters from around the world through their stories of hope, peace, joy and love.

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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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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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