Member Church News: Christmas Messages and Meditations

Zachary King, Christian Reformed Church in North America general secretary, and Al Postma, Canadian transitional executive director, share an advent reflection.

United Church in Canada Moderator Carmen Lansdown shares a holiday message on why the Advent season is her favourite time in the liturgical year, the struggles of her past, and the magic of new beginnings, and urges all of us “to bear fruit worthy of repentance.”

Waldensian Evangelical Church of the River Plate: Jesus, a man who does not fit into the system.

The Church of Scotland has presented the Christmas story as you’ve never seen it before. An animated LEGO story tells the tale of the miraculous birth of Jesus and the hope that He brings for everyone.

The Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren: Hope was born when no one expected it. Hope was born where no one looked for it. Perhaps such a moment is right now and such a place is where you are right now…

United Church of Christ: Christmas is the power of love—A Prayer of Peace, of Hope, of Love.

Uniting Church in Australia: “The good news of Christmas is that the light of Christ enters into the darkness—but the darkness cannot overcome it.”

Presbyterian Church (USA): Remember those that have been left behind, a special Christmas word from J. Herbert Nelson, the stated clerk of the General Assembly.

Wes Granberg-Michaelson, general secretary emeritus of the Reformed Church in America, writes “Christmas is irrational. That’s kind of the point.

Council for World Mission: For times like this, the light comes

The World Council of Churches Christmas message reflects on the love of Christ—a love that is for all.

As the world prepares to mark Christmas, South Sudan church leaders have pronounced, “Joy to the world,” while encouraging hope among their people.

Conference of European Churches (CEC): Joy, peace and resilient hope. In addition, CEC together with the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union highlights a message of love, hope, and peace this Christmas, for Ukraine and beyond.

Middle East Council of Churches: Tell me, O manger, what happened that night when the Word was incarnated?

Image: Life on Earth / Albin Hillert

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