Advent is the season when we prepare and awaken to the signs of God’s love and justice unfolding in our midst. We await the birth of the Christ-child with Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. We pray these Advent resources will support you and your congregation throughout the season.
Advent Resources for Planning Worship Services and Liturgy
Advent Resources for Group Reflection
Weekly Seeds (Year A: November 27 – December 24, 2022)+
Weekly Seeds is a United Church of Christ resource for Bible study based on the readings of the Revised Common Lectionary, a plan for weekly Bible readings in public worship used in Protestant, Anglican, and Roman Catholic churches throughout the world. When we pray with and study the Bible using the Lectionary, we are praying and studying with millions of others.
You’re welcome to use this resource in your congregation’s Bible study groups.
Advent Resources for Personal Reflection
Abolition Advent Calendar+
This Advent, prepare the way by engaging with contemporary abolition movements — dismantling the prison industrial complex, fighting for reproductive justice, learning new ways to address harm and engage conflict, and more.
Subscribe to Join the Movement’s Abolition Advent Calendar to receive daily reflections on Advent scriptures from the Revised Common Lectionary, as well as quotes, prayers, and ways to continue your exploration. Each reflection will also include original artwork by Dr. Yohana Junker, Brazilian-born artist and theologian.
The Daily Devotional is a spiritually deep well, to which thousands of readers are drawn each day. The overall voice of the Daily Devotional is tended by the Stillspeaking Writers’ Group and supported by the staff of The Pilgrim Press.
Support the Ongoing Ministry of the United Church of Christ
Join the Movement Toward Racial Justice+
The Christmas Fund (Pension Boards)+
The Christmas Fund has been caring for active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ for over 100 years, providing emergency grants, supplementation of small annuities and health premiums, and Christmas “Thank You” gift checks each December to our lower-income retirees.
Through the Special Mission Offering, UCC congregations and members have blessed the Christmas Fund with their generosity for many years. Thank you!