Member Church News: Climate, Advent, Christmas and more

The Christian Reformed Church in North America, the United Church of Christ and the United Church of Canada are all actively involved in the run-up to (as well as during and in at) the latest round of international climate talks, to be held in Paris beginning on Monday, 30 November.

A Waldensian church in Argentina has held a biblical workshop on “Women in the Stories of Creation.”

The Church of Pakistan’s Diocese of Peshawar has an update on the earthquake assistance they’ve provided.

Advent and Christmas Resources

With Advent and Christmas are coming WCRC member churches are offering a wide range of resources to properly observe and celebrate these seasons. Here are just a few:

Church of Scotland ministers will share a new film every day in Advent reflecting the meaning and spirituality of Christmas: 24 inspiring videos of hope and love for Advent

The Reformed Worship site offers ways in which to celebrate the entire season of Christmas, all 12 days.

The Reformed Church in America offers a variety of resources for Christmas, Advent and Epiphany, including downloadable/printable children’s bulletins.

The United Church of Canada presents Advent Unwrapped, a resource in which congregations can learn more about Christmas from the perspectives of its main characters.

John D. Witvliet, director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA), reflects on “The Christmas Blues and the Gospel That Transcends Terror.”

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