Advent/Christmas Resources

The Birth of Jesus

Resources from IMYCD

Christmas Resources for Ministers, Youth & Children's Leaders. These resources were put together by Lisa Best  who is the Youth Ministry Co-ordinator with the Irish Methodist Youth and Children's Department team.

Resources from Stewardship

The Advent resources below have been generously  provided by Stewardship which is a UK Christian organisation providing services and  free resources to churches and Christian charities. They say: "In the midst of the consumerist hum we invite you to stop and reflect on the Christmas season in a wholly different way, with Stewardship's free Advent Wonder email series."

This year they have created a series of Advent Wonder sermon notes especially for church leaders to use throughout December.

The series of four free sermons focuses on gifts. Jesus the Son is the ultimate gift, and God the Father is the ultimate giver. The Advent story is full of other gifts; some are surprising, some are timely, some are overwhelming, but all speak of God’s generosity.

The Sermon notes in pdf format are below. There is also a Powerpoint which you can use in your church.

Advent Wonder from Stewardship: Serman Outlines for Advent 15 (pdf)

Advent Wobder Sermon Notes (PowerPoint)

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Other Resources

Free Advent Podcasts on itunes

Advent and Christmas Resources from the United Methodist Church

Advent and Christmas Resources from the Methodist Church in Britain - includes poetry and prayer

Advent 2015 Resources from Churches Toegether