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
Worship at Home sheets for December
Brand new orders for home-based worship are still being uploaded on our Worship during the coronavirus page.
Thirty second Christmas
Singing the Faith Plus editor, Laurence Wareing, discovers Christmas surprises amongst the audio clips on the website.
Hope in dark times: AIDS and Advent
World AIDS Day is marked this year on Wednesday 1 December. This year it comes with the tagline: "Rock the Ribbon".
Great joy for all the people
In 2021, the Methodist Church's materials for Advent and Christmas are being curated under the theme, Great joy for all people. The cross-media resources range from paper posters to contemporary reflections on social media.
All information can links are on the Advent and Christmas 2021 page.
Each year All We Can, the Methodist relief and development partner, promotes an Extraordinary Gift campaign. in 2020, they have also prepared Advent and Christmas resources for use in Methodist schools. (But that doesn't mean you can't sneak a look!)
Christian Aid resources
This year's Christmas worship resources from Christian Aid focus on the impact of climate change in South Sudan.
Plus, on 29 November, join churches across the UK in singing When out of poverty is born in your worship service, whatever form that takes.
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)