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Worship: Preparatory Tips

resources from judicatories, including re-opening guidelines and online worship videos; online hospitality & participation; engaging children, youth, and intergenerational; lectionary & preaching; liturgy, music & liturgical arts; tech & copyright helps;

Webinars & Podcasts

This on-demand Convergence resource offers wisdom from Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Brian McLaren, and Rev. Jim Keat as they spark new insights and ideas for you to explore throughout the upcoming Advent season.

Cost: $39

Learn more and register here.

Practical Resources for Churches offers a number of on-demand webinars.

CONVERGENCE offers numerous leadership and community development webinars on-demand or in a cohort:

Preaching Advent: Hope. Peace. Joy. Love. and Justice

Worship Matters: Creating Liturgical Alignment (with Brian McLaren)

Lighting the Advent wreath on a Zoom call

“Virtual Advent” featuring Anna Petrin

How can Advent be special in a year when so much is different?

Wired Magazine's What Should You Do about Holiday Gatherings and Covid-19? can help in family and congregational conversations - including a could creative alternatives.

Judicatory Resources

Christmas Eve candlelight service7 Suggestions for Reaching More People this Christmas

Is your church ready to roll out the holiday welcome mat? Ann Michel offers seven suggestions for helping people meet Christ anew this Christmas. Equip your congregation so that visitors are warmly welcomed online and in person this holiday season.

Books and resources to help prepare for Advent in a spirit of hope; for individual or small group study or in classrooms.

ELCA World Hunger encourage addressing local, regional and global hunger.

Seasonally appropriate materials guide congregations in specific actions and provide for worship and study.

The ELCA's First Third of Life team curated a great list of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany resources.