Additional resources will be added as they become available. For even more hymns and suggestions, search our themed Advent and Christmas menu.
Also see Christingle and other Advent resources.
Out of the Ordinary
In 2023, the Methodist Church is exploring how the wonder of God’s love is revealed in the ordinary.
Out of the Ordinary, the Methodist Church’s Advent and Christmas 2023 resources, offers ideas (including hymns selected by the StF+ team) for all the Sundays of December, and Christmas Day.
- A seemingly ordinary birth becomes God’s "out of the ordinary" world-saving event through Jesus
- Every day, ordinary acts of kindness can breakthrough to the extraordinary
Download the Out of the Ordinary worship resource (PDF)
Three liturgies for use through Advent by Mark Earey and Alison Richards, each built around hymns in Singing the Faith, including Mark Earey’s own advent hymn Advent candles tell their story (StF 165) and Bernadette Farrell’s hymn, Longing for light, we wait in darkness (“Christ, be our light!”, StF 706).
Two more candle hymns available only from StF+
- Light we now our candle's flame – a hymn of the Trinity by New Zealand-based Methodist, Norman Goreham
On the ArtServe website, Valerie Ruddle offers some ideas for how to use Advent candle hymns in Singing the Faith, as well as other hymns and songs suitable for the season.
Over 105,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the virus.
World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
A Christmas resource from the Methodist Modern Art Collection. Eight pictures from the collection depicting the Christmas story from Advent through to Epiphany, set alongside words from Singing the Faith and Singing the Faith Plus.
Image: Sadao Watanabe “People visit the stable”
from the Methodist Modern Art Collection © TMCP,
used with permission. www.methodist.org.uk/artcollection