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Rethink Church has resources for Advent for your church. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Church Can Happen Anywhere: Welcome your community this Advent

Rethink Church has print and video resources to help you share the message that Church Can Happen Anywhere, and anytime we open our hearts to others. Welcome your community with warm wishes this Christmas season. Our new postcards, door hangers and bulletin covers, inlcuding Spanish and African-American versions, show how faith is lived out across generations and beyond the walls of a building.

Resources:

We’ve put together some valuable communication tools to assist in your community outreach efforts.

Our national advent advertising launches November 16th. The new thirty and sixty second spots will be airing in dozens of TV markets so watch for them in your area. Preview them on YouTube now and order them from our store as downloads to use at your church.

Great Offer: Advent designed direct mail postcards (while supplies last)! You can customize them to promote the service or event of your choice, and have them printed and mailed – all for only the cost of postage.

For a limited time only receive 100 FREE door-hangers printed with your church information. Downloadable files for programs like Adobe InDesignand PhotoShop Elements are available.

Our bulletin cover series serves as a useful part of the overall Advent experience. Free downloadable files feature The United Methodist Church brand promise. Downloadable worship graphics let your start your service with a beautiful statement.

We also have a five-week sermon starter series, "Sent," with sermon titles, scripture references, themes and sermon outlines that work in tandem with our other Advent resources (such as videos, bulletin covers, invitation cards, etc.).

When using our door hangers and invitation cards, we want you to measure your visitor response. You will notice a message on each "Please bring this by our welcome table when you visit."  We are urging churches to be ready for visitors when they come to your church.  Also, use our Advent Visitor Tracker with these items to record how many visitors bring these items to your church. Then email this document back to us at rethinkchurch@umcom.org.  This helps give us feedback on how we are doing as we continue to develop resources for churches to use.

Go online today to order all these resources!

Here is some great content you can use to remind others about how to find the true meaning of Christmas from rethinkchurch.org.