Advent Resources

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

Worship Ways (Year A: November 27 – December 24, 2022)

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Worship Ways are original liturgies by United Church of Christ pastors based on readings from the Revised Common Lectionary.

Sermon Seeds (Year A: November 27 – December 24, 2022)

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Sermon Seeds is a preparation resource designed for use with the Revised Common Lectionary. Each week, you’ll find Lectionary texts and a reflection on the focus text.

Mission Moments (Advent 2022)

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Use Mission Moments every week to tell a story about your congregation’s connection with the wider church and inform your members about what they make possible through their gifts to Our Church’s Wider Mission. Each issue is designed to be inserted with your newsletter or Sunday worship bulletin.

Advent Unwrapped (in partnership with the United Church of Canada, 2022)

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Get ready to make room for Christ and the radical, countercultural messages that Christ brings! Resources include worship ideas, event planning resources, music, prayers, faith formation activities, devotional blogs, and more!

Find all the resources through the United Church of Canada:

Webinars (Advent 2022)

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Preparing for Advent 2022: Days to Come
The United Church of Christ partners with The United Church of Canada to offer a collection of resources for the Advent season, which includes devotionals, candle lighting rituals, and materials for individuals and for communal worship. (Recorded September 29, 2022)
Intergenerational Advent Planning
Join members of the Association of United Church Educators (AUCE) Board of Directors as they share about faith formation during Advent. (Recorded October 13, 2022)

All webinars are available on the United Church of Christ’s YouTube Channel.

General Synod 33 Worship Videos

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The 33rd General Synod of the UCC was historic for many reasons, one of which was the multimedia production of three worship services that took place in the year leading up to the event.

These videos are available to download and use, stream, or post for worship and educational programming, as long as they are not edited and all accreditation remains.

Artists and licensing fees have been paid! Your donations to the National Setting will continue supporting important ministries like this!

Shop UCC Resources

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UCC Resources is your one-stop United Church of Christ shop! Browse our curated collections for all of your Advent planning and end-of-year gifting needs!

Advent Planning
Holiday Gifts
UCC Essential Gifts

Advent Resources for Group Reflection

Weekly Seeds (Year A: November 27 – December 24, 2022)

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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 1: Stay Alert
  • Advent 2: coming soon!
  • Advent 3: coming soon!
  • Advent 4: coming soon!

Advent Resources for Personal Reflection

Abolition Advent Calendar

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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.

Learn more about Dr. Yohana Junker’s Breath Meditations.

Daily Devotional

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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.