Advent and Christmas

Advent journey: The Fault in our Stars (2014)

The “hopes and fears” of Advent are echoed in the hit teen film, The Fault in our Stars     see details / comment

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The days are surely coming (website only)

“The days are surely coming” by Dominic Grant New on 17 November 2015 – a carol for Christmas and especially for use alongside the weekly lighting of Advent candles     see details / comment

Categories: Advent, Advent and Christmas, Christmas, Grant, Dominic, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Worship Resources

Advent candles – three new hymns

Three contrasting hymns have been included in Singing the Faith to accompany the week-by-week lighting of Advent candles.     see details / comment

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More hymns for Advent

More hymns for Advent – and ideas for New year and Covenant services     see details / comment

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Marking Candlemas

Jesus, the light of the world – celebrating the ancient feast of Candlemas     see details / comment

Categories: Advent and Christmas, Pratt, Andrew, Wilkinson, Thomas G., Worship Resources

Epiphany – arrivals and beginnings

There’s more to the Feast of the Epiphany than wealthy strangers on camels.     see details / comment

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The StF Advent “one stop shop”

Meeting all your Advent worship needs in one place.     see details / comment

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Hope in dark times: AIDS and Advent

Hymns and resources to mark World AIDS Day in the season of Advent     see details / comment

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Advent candle liturgies

Spoken responses to accompany Advent candle-lighting hymns.     see details / comment

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Christingle and other Advent resources

Suggestions for using Singing the Faith during Advent – background for preparing a Christingle service – and a range of other resources for use in the lead-up to Christmas.     see details / comment

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Ms Rossetti’s Christmas carol

“Ms Rosetti’s Christmas Carol” – a reflection on “In the bleak midwinter” (StF 204) by local preacher (and dog walker) Peter Thurston.     see details / comment

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