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The Promise of Advent Webinar Series

The Promise of Advent Webinar Series. Courtesy of UMPH.
The Promise of Advent Webinar Series. Courtesy of UMPH.

Hope, faith, joy, and peace. These Advent messages are needed this year more than ever before as people struggle with continued health concerns related to COVID-19, unprecedented loss, and a divided culture.

How can church leaders imaginatively plan and prepare for this beloved season without the traditions of its typical events and rituals?

In The Promise of Advent webinar series, host Adam Hamilton – pastor and bestselling author of the upcoming Incarnation Bible study – will discuss church leaders’ hopes and concerns around Advent planning with our panel of pastors and experts. Their conversations will help resource and inspire leaders struggling with planning for Advent and staying spiritually focused on its promise of redemption.

These practical and faithful conversations will be around such topics as:

  • Translating in-person services to in-home and virtual environments
  • Helping children and families celebrate Christmas in a meaningful way
  • Preaching Advent’s message after a year of extraordinary loss and stress

Join us as we prepare together to celebrate the coming of Christ. Recordings of each webinar will also be available be made available.

 

Tuesday, August 25th – 2:00pm CST

Worship, Music, and Ritual: Reimagining Advent Church Services

Advent and Christmas services hold some of our most treasured spiritual memories. Yet this year, we may not be able to celebrate in these same ways. So how do church leaders imaginatively plan and prepare for the Advent season?

 

Thursday, August 27th – 2:00pm CST

How Will Our Children Cope? Family Resources for Celebrating Christmas

This year has been hard on everyone, but it is especially challenging for children and teens who miss their friends and the life they were used to. Many families are also suffering with illness and financial insecurity. How can church leaders empathetically pastor these hurting families?

 

Tuesday, September 1st – 2:00pm CST

Preaching in Grief: Bring Hope to this Year of Loss and Insecurity

What does preaching in a season of Advent – a season of faith, hope, and peace – look like while we’re also in a season of illness, economic loss, and other insecurities? Our panelists will discuss the difficult concerns this year’s challenges have highlighted.

 

Thursday, September 3rd – 2:00pm CST

Incarnation: Be Inspired by the Names of Christ

In this final episode of The Promise of Advent webinar series, join Adam in a special behind-the-scenes conversation about what inspired him to write Incarnation and why the healing message of the Christ Child is needed this year more than ever.

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