Laura and Aaron discuss secular Christmas movies and how they relate to the Christmas story. They discuss consumerism, Santa Christmas, Advent, and the joys of family Christmas traditions.
Advent begins December 2nd. The Media Center has Advent studies available for adults, youth, and children. Some studies include a DVD. Some are book-based. Some books can be reproduced for everyone in your group to have a copy. Some churchwide studies adapt the adult curriculum for youth and children to study along with their parents…. Continue Reading→
So, you’ve got your Advent study. Get even more into the spirit of the season by watching a movie or documentary, reading a book, starting a new tradition, or reading to children about Christmas with resources available from the Media Center. Open up a pathfinder by clicking on the headings below and discover new ways… Continue Reading→
As Advent begins, we stand once again amid the destruction left by devastating storms. In the darkness, we yearn for light, Bishop Ward writes in an article published by Faith & Leadership.
In this season of Thanksgiving, and soon Christmas, Bishop Ward invites every congregation to receive special offerings for Hurricane Matthew response and recovery.
The Media Center offers the following studies, DVDs, books, websites, and program resources for use with adults, youth, and children during Advent and Christmas. Request to borrow any of the following resources from the Media Center for use in your church, small group, or Sunday School class. The NC Conference Media Center is open to all clergy… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward quotes Micah’s scripture about tiny Bethlehem and elaborates on how God meets us even in the small places of our lives.
In this second week of Advent, Bishop Ward encourages us to not be afraid and to be open to receive Christmas joy.
In this first week of Advent, Bishop Ward shares the song of Zechariah from Luke 1 which speaks of the light from heaven breaking through our darkness and bringing peace.