Many churches have been experimenting with online options that bringing people together online for Advent and Christmas celebrations, worship, and learning opportunities. And they invented more ways to stay in touch when the 2020-21 pandemic "distancing" requirements shut down many in-person Advent celebrations. This topic began with some of our members' best ideas and is collecting new ones!
Ideas for Celebrating Advent and Christmas at a Distance
Not everyone can be home for Christmas, or is able to come to church when your Advent celebrations are scheduled.
Online Advent & Christmas offerings, both live and recorded, can be enjoyed by those traveling, living away (like college students), those who don't travel at night or due to the weather, those who are sick, disabled, or in a nursing home, and people who work weekends and nights, and those with childcare issues. Online options can also be a blessing to those who are already overscheduled or have transportation issues, or who simply want to participate with your church from afar!
Your creative use of technology can "be the church" to all such people, and help them enjoy fellowship, learning, and worshipping together whenever and wherever they happen to be.
Here's a collection of some of the ideas our members have shared.
You are welcome to add your own or suggest adaptations to those you read about.