Advent & Christmas 2019

The season of Advent, which runs in the 4 weeks up to Christmas is a great opportunity to stop, pause and reflect. There are lots of fantastic resources to use – books, apps, courses (including of course our own New Roots material

We love the Advent Conspiracy as it encourages individuals and churches to rethink how they do Christmas.
Starting December 1st there will be a daily Advent devotional available online. These devotionals have been written by Advent Conspiracy pastors and church leaders from around the world.

We shall update this page with links as and when they become available – but as a starter – there are some great resources from SPCK outlined here.

The Methodist Church have resources here

Joy to the World is the theme of the Church of Scotland’s 2019 Advent calendar. We invite you to sign up for a daily email or check our online Advent calendar for some daily inspiration.

The United Reformed Church resources are here

The Church of England resources can be found here including the Follow the Star App – resource for the 12 days of Christmas.

Renowned New Testament scholar, Dr Paula Gooder, unravels some of what the well-loved and familiar Christmas stories really tell us about Jesus’ birth and why God chose this ludicrously risky way to redeem the world. Recorded at St Paul’s Cathedral on 27 November 2019. Take a look here.

And from Heart Edge some Christmas ideas:
We love these resources for Christmas services and gatherings here. The UK Mission and Theology Group offers a guide for lessons and carols for all unfamiliar with it here. The Salvation Army have excellent resource here

Sacred Space has an Advent retreat with material that can be read or listened to – incluing suggestions at how to settle yourelf and be quiet in the presence of God.

Still figuring out what being a disciple might mean. Anglican priest and cyclist. One of the founders and editors of New Roots - partly as a way of hanging on in there!

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