November 10, 2023
Engage Together ADVENT 2023 resource out now!
Written collaboratively across three different Synods, the FREE Engage Together weekly resources provide a helpful starting point for those willing to be stretched toward worship that is more multi-sensory, multi-intelligence and multi-ability aware. Easily accessible and readily adaptable, communities can choose to incorporate as many or as few of the ideas each week as is appropriate for their context.
This resource is for churches and communities of faith seeking to explore and play with the idea of intergenerational worship over Advent. Alongside suggested readings from the Revised Common Lectionary, this edition of Engage Together also includes Advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love.
The material in this edition of Engage Together, covering the Sundays in December, includes:
- links to other resources
- three different options for Advent Wreath/Candle lighting litanies
- five worship service outlines (one for each week of Advent and the Sunday after Christmas)
In this resource you will find a range of suggestions to encourage greater participation by people of all ages and to help foster intentional intergenerational connections. These ideas are highlighted with “Say”, “Prepare” or “Do” symbols. For most weeks you will find creative material that relates to a Call to Worship, Song, Interactive Advent Activity, Prayer of Confession, Bible Reading and the Prayers of the People.
In addition, each service includes a “Take home” idea that encourages ongoing reflection on an Advent theme.
See the Engage Together series: https://uniting.church/engage-together/