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Are you ready for a different kind of Christmas?

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It’s time to update your church’s Find-A-Church profile! National Rethink Church advertising for The United Methodist Church begins on November 4, connecting people with church profiles on Is your 2012 Advent information up to date?

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Reclaim Christmas Invitational & Worship Multimedia

This multimedia package will help you bring "A Different Kind of Christmas" to life in worship and in community. Invitational resources, worship graphics and video convey the message, Reclaim Christmas! Graphics may be printed or used online.

Downloadable zip file contains Photoshop, Word docx and jpeg files for 3 bulletin covers, 5 worship slides, 1 invitation card and a poster. A :30 and :60 video is also included. $7.95 - Purchase Now

The Rev. Neelley Hicks (United Methodist Communications) and the Rev. Dawn Lynn Check (Western Pennsylvania Communicator) talk about Rethink Church Advent advertising and share how your local church can offer an alternative to those searching for A Different Kind of Christmas. The webinar also covers social media, digital marketing, and Find-A-Church. View Archive

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Every year, we say we’re going to cut back, simplify, and have a family Christmas that focuses on the real reason for the season – Jesus. But every year, advertisements beckon, the children plead, and it seems easier just to indulge our wants and whims. Overspending, overeating, materialism, and busyness rob us of our peace and joy and rob Jesus of his rightful role as the center of our celebration.

A Different Kind of Christmas

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"What we have done is taken Christmas and abandoned the whole reason for Jesus’ birth. We’ve professed an alliance to Jesus, but we’ve made Christmas a hedonistic feast of gluttony instead of a sacrificial giving of ourselves with Jesus for the life of the world."
Mike Slaughter

This Christmas, cut through the hype that leaves you exhausted and broke at the end of the year. Instead, experience the peace of knowing that God is truly with us, the joy of giving sacrificially, and the love of a Savior who gave everything he had for us.

This non-lectionary sermon series will help you cultivate "A Different Kind of Christmas" within your own congregation to touch local community and the world.

Download the free sermon series which includes these weekly themes:

  • Expect a Miracle
  • Giving Up On Perfect
  • Scandalous Love
  • Christmas Eve: Jesus’ Wish List
  • By a Different Road

Through Cokesbury, you can purchase resources for a churchwide focus - online, or at a store near you.

A Different Kind of Christmas

  • Devotions for the Season
  • Adult Small Group
  • Youth Study
  • Children’s Study