It is that time of year in churches across the world. It’s Advent worship planning time!

Advent Wreath

Advent wreath

Advent is the four wonderful Sundays before Christmas where we focus on preparation for Jesus’ birth. This year Advent begins on December 2nd, but Advent planning often starts months beforehand.

There are many online resources for worship planning and plenty especially for Advent. Worship Times has put together a list of places to start your worship planning.

Reference Resources
Revised Common Lectionary Texts–on Vanderbilt Divinity Library
Advent Visual Arts and Worship Slideshow
Hymns for Advent–on Hymnary

Denominational Resources (lots of tools on each page)
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Reformed Church in America
United Church of Christ
United Methodist Church

Other Resources
5 Things Your Church Must Do at Christmas–on Ministry Matters
Advent and Christmas Quick Planning Ideas–from St. Mary’s Press
1st Sunday in Advent Resources–from Text This Week
Blue Christmas Worship Service Template–from NAMI