Rethink Church offers Advent sermon series, multimedia resources

This Advent, United Methodist Communications offers “A Life-Giving Christmas,” a lectionary-based sermon series with accompanying resources for the four Sundays of Advent.  Each component – including an optional media bundle – echoes the outbound focus of the denomination’s Rethink Church advertising and welcoming campaign.

“This series is unique,” said the Rev. Larry Hollon, chief executive of United Methodist Communications.  “Not only does it provide a powerful sermon starter for each Sunday, but it also takes that sermon theme further by identifying ways to carry that theme throughout the week and into the community.”

Included in the sermon series are ideas for engaging congregants via a church’s social media channels.  One question offered for use on Facebook is, “If peace were to show up at your door, what would it look like?”  Another says, “Look for hope in today’s news stories.  How is God at work?”

Additionally, each week offers an outbound challenge, from identifying areas within the community that need peace, to extending Christmas day event invitations to those who would otherwise be forgotten.

The free sermon series includes an optional related media bundle.  It features five videos for use in worship or study, print and slide graphics, and templates for invitation cards, door hangers, and direct mail.  The bundle is available for $25 from the United Methodist Communications e-store or by calling toll-free (888) 346-3862.

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Resource links

Watch the trailer
View the how-to webinar on “A Life-Giving Christmas”
Download “A Life-Giving Christmas” sermon starter
Purchase “A Life-Giving Christmas” media bundle





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