Rethink Church Advent
A Life-giving Christmas
Have you ever woken up the day after Christmas feeling like you missed it? That with all the craziness (shopping, parties, cooking, family visits, etc.,) you just didn’t get the experience you had hoped for?
This Christmas, Rethink Church invites you to A Life-giving Christmas – to widen the lens, focus on the real…the authentic…the things that really matter and the true gift of the season – life. And not just any life – rich, meaningful life from a very real part of God – God’s own son. Hope, peace, joy and love are not just candles to be lit around an advent wreath – they are facets of a living Christ to be ignited in our lives and our communities. Christmas can be that time of refueling for the new year ahead, if we carefully invest ourselves and engage life-giving principles.
This four-week lectionary-based sermon series will engage your congregation in very tangible ways:
“A Life-giving Christmas” will challenge your community to experience Christmas differently this year by practicing hope, peace, joy and love beyond the walls.
“A Life-giving Christmas” multimedia bundle which includes:
a life-giving christmas for children, Youth and families
Christmas is a season that’s filled with joy and excitement. Kids look forward to the Christmas celebrations they’ll attend, the gifts they’ll receive, and the fun they’ll experience during the welcomed break from school. This year, give children and families the opportunity to experience something more personal, more powerful—the gift of a life-giving Christmas. Help kids explore how Jesus brings hope to the hopeless. Let them experience the peace Jesus brings in the midst of chaos. Have kids celebrate the joy of helping others. And, help them share the love of Jesus with loved ones and neighbors. You’ll give new life to kids’ relationships with Jesus at Christmastime and all year long!
Download A LIfe-giving Christmas for Children and Families (PDF)
Download A Life-giving Chirstmas for Youth
Additional worship and devotion resources2009 Advent Resources "Rethink Christmas this year"