The Advent Offering service is a connexion-wide event that raises money for the ongoing work of the Mission in Britain Fund. This year, our theme is Comfort my people. We'll be following two of our chaplains to explore how we can be part of bringing God's comfort to people beyond our Church's walls.
Giving the gift of presence - Workplace and Anna chaplains share their inspirational stories of drawing alongside people.
This year we have made it easy to hold your own service. Our worship resources provide flexible, engaging ideas and suggestions including leader's notes, a suggested service outline and candle liturgy all of which link to the theme and featured chaplaincy work.
You can use all of it to provide a pre-planned service or take and adapt elements, supplementing them with your own ideas. Either way, everything is provided for you to tailor your Advent Offering service for your local context.
Your Advent Offering service: Resources
You can download your free Advent Offering services below. Right-click on the links and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" to save them to your computer.
From 22 September you will also be able to order the poster and Advent Offering envelopes from Methodist Publishing.
Planning your service (Pdf)
Order of service (Pdf)
Order of service - editable version (Word doc)
Leader's notes (Pdf)
Candle liturgy (Pdf)
Chaplaincy stories (Pdf)
Practicalities - Welsh (Pdf)
Order of service - Welsh (Pdf)
Order of service - editable version - Welsh (Word doc)
Leader's notes - Welsh (Pdf)
Candle liturgy - Welsh (Pdf)
Powerpoint - Welsh (Pptx)
Don't forget to register your service here so people can see what's happening across the Connexion.