2020 Advent & Christmas
Resources and Events
"Advent" comes from the Latin word adventus, which means "coming". The season of Advent is marked by the four Sundays (2020: November 29, December 6, 13, 20) leading up to Christmas. It is a season of waiting and preparing for the coming of Christ on Christmas, which lasts for 12 days until Epiphany (January 6).
The following are resources and opportunities from the wider Church. If you have resources to share, please submit them to .
From the UCC
Advent books and devotionals are available from UCC Resources. Click HERE to view them. If you have resources to share with the wider Church, please submit them to
Help promote your congregation and the message of expectation this Advent with this FREE toolkit containing graphics, videos, and instructions.
Four Theological Framings of Resistance as Discipleship. Gain tools to help you understand: basic organizing & embodiment; direct action & risk assessment; communication & accompaniment; and trauma care and healing space.
Eleven digital hymns, a movie and a pageant of lessons and carols, produced by the national setting of the United Church of Christ, available to local churches for Advent and Christmas.
Advent-Christmas devotional booklet (from UCC Minister Kathryn Schreiber):
"Advent-Christmas: Creation Awaits Christ Devotional Booklet"
contains a devotional for each week of Advent and one for Christmas; it includes chants, candle lighting prayers, readings, invitations to reflect, pray, and set a spiritual intention, as well as a closing blessing.
From Global Ministries
"Alternative Christmas" Special Giving Options
This Advent, give the true gifts of the season—hope, joy, peace, love—with an alternative Christmas gift through Global Ministries. Click HERE to learn more.
Advent and Christmas Resources
Global Ministries offers a variety of Advent and Christmas resources including webinars, reflections, advocacy, ecumenical statements and more.
Ahlan wa Sahlan! - Welcome! Advent Stories for Children
Ahlan wa Sahlan: Welcome! Advent Stories for Children is a curriculum designed to help children connect the Christmas stories in the Bible to real children who live in those places today. See how they find meaning in the stories from the Bible that happened in their hometowns!
From World Council of Churches
Stories, songs and ideas for worship services
Worship material has been prepared in different regions of the world, including two booklets with worship outlines for the four Sundays of Advent, meditations, stories and songs on peace.
From Center for Progressive Renewal
Preaching Advent is a four-week, on-demand course that includes content and resources from Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Rev. Jim Keat, and other preachers to spark new insights and ideas for you to explore as you are Preaching Advent.
Events around the Hawai‘i Conference