Advent and Christmas

Advent is a season of the church year when we prepare our hearts for Christ's coming. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year for Christians. [The word liturgical comes from liturgy, which means the forms and functions of public worship.] The dates of Advent vary each year, but it always contains the four Sundays before Christmas Day. 

Advent/Christmas Devotional from East German-WPAUMC Partnership


Rethink Church for Advent 

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Advent Meditation

Use this Advent meditation from UM Communications as you wait.


Resources from United Methodist boards and agencies offers a variety of resources for individuals and church leaders to use during Advent and Christmas. Included are video features, as well as links to worship resources, devotionals and meditations, and ideas to engage people in sharing thoughts.