Advent, Christmas and Thanksgiving Resources

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The Lectionary
Receive updates on the current week's readings via an RSS feed from our online Lectionary resource.

Well-Fed Spirit
The Well-Fed Spirit web site is a resource to provide spiritual practice and wellness resources for clergy and other church leaders.

Articles, Newsletters, and Other Resources

Seasonal Programs from Disciples Women
The follow program resources are can be used during your women's group meetings. For more general program resources, visit the Disciples Women General Program page.

Resources for Children From Disciples Home Missions
Advent provides an opportunity for families to be intentional with already established traditions by taking time to sit down together to light the advent candle, say a prayer, read a scripture, and provide deeper meaning to the season.

Global Ministries
Our Disciples/UCC missionaries and international church partners share Advent and Christmas messages, stories and reflections from around the world. Visit the Global Ministries Advent and Christmas Resources page to find a message from the global church for your Advent and Christmas worship experiences.

Meditation Guides for College Students
The Higher Education Ministries Arena has produced Advent meditation guides with college students in mind. Each guide is unique in its own way and can be used in combination to help you rediscover the season.

Council on Christian Unity: 100th Anniversary Celebration Updates and Resources
The Council on Christian Unity, which is the ecumenical office of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is celebrating 100 years of ministry and has provided several resources for use throughout the year, including resources for All Saints Day (Nov. 7) and Peace Sunday (Dec. 5).

Resources from Denominational Partners

From the United Church of Christ: Advent | Christmas | Epiphany

General Resources from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

From the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church: Advent | Christmas | Sundays after Epiphany

From the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America: Advent | Christmas | Time after Epiphany

Other Resources

The following resources are not affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the content they host may not necessarily reflect the views of the Church or its congregations or related ministries.

The Text This Week
Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Resources for Lectionary Preaching