we are the church, together
Participating in the Christmas Joy Offering Amid a Pandemic
Below are resources designed to equip and support congregations engaging with the Christmas Joy Offering amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources will able added throughout the Offering season.
- Webinar for Leaders in Mid Councils
- Webinar for Leaders in Congregations
- Blog post "10 Stewardship 'Do's' during the pandemic and one 'Do NOT'"
- Video singing "We are the Church Together"
- Graphics and social media images
- Video testimonials from those directly impacted by your generosity
- Sample letter for pastors in to include in promotion
- Lighting the Advent wreath at home
- Worship Resources (including prayers and hymns)
- Christmas Joy sermon
- Coloring page for Christmas Joy designed by Illustrated Ministry, LLC
- Children's lesson for young people of all ages
- Children's message for use during Advent