Member Church News: Advent and Christmas Blessings

For our final member church news post of 2020, we are presenting ways in which members are celebrating Advent and Christmas during this pandemic time. May you have a blessed, joyful, healthy, and safe Christmas Season!

The churches in Switzerland have come together for an ecumenical Advent meditation as a sign of solidarity (in French and German).

Calvin University choirs and others provide resources to help us tap into the Advent message of joy and peace even in this difficult year.

The Council for World Mission offers Advent Reflections 2020: A Voice Cries Out.

The Protestant Church in the Netherlands presents “O Come, O Come, Immanuel” by 100 singers from different churches.

A newly written Christmas hymn, “Holy Jesus,” has been written and recorded by Church of Scotland ministers Alec Shuttleworth and Robin Hill for this year.

The Uniting Church in Australia presents a virtual choir: Tell a Story of Hope: Fourth Week of Advent.

In this animated video for children, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland presents the story of the shepherds watching their flocks when the angels come with amazing news.

The moderator of the Church of North India urges churches to rediscover the real meaning of Christmas.

The officers of the United Church of Christ share Christmas greetings and blessings in a pandemic year.

The Presbyterian Church (USA) is presenting an online Christmas event, drawing inspiration from the century-old Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

The Protestant Church in Switzerland is offering a Swiss-wide, quadrilingual, Reformed online service on Christmas Eve. Over 100 people from all parts of the country are participating in this special project with music and devotions.

The Reformed Church in America offers 12 ideas for celebrating the 12 days of Christmas—beginning on Christmas Day and running through Epiphany.

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