For many ideas on how to prepare for the season of Advent itself, please see the links provided below. They will be useful for those needing to prepare for church services during Advent, as well as for anyone wishing to involve themselves more in the Advent season.
Revised Common Lectionary Advent Year C
In addition to the Sunday readings, the website provides links to Art and Prayer.
The Text This Week
This is a very large collection of online resources. It is well worth a visit.
General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church This contains a variety of resources from the Seasons of the Church Year series, including Advent worship suggestions, devotions, prayers, etc.
United Methodist Church This site specifically highlights Advent and Christmas resources, including worship/devotional materials, multi-media elements, and FAQs.
The Ministry Matters website can best be used in two ways. First, you can follow this link, which leads to a large collection of reference books. You can also follow this link, which leads to an additional collection with useful Advent resources. Access to these books is restricted to those with a NetID. Otherwise, you can use the resources provided on the other tabs (preach, teach, worship, reach, lead, library, bins).
The links below will be of interest for preparation for Advent services and sermons. For this reason, we have included it with other freely available Advent websites.
The following links may be found under the Bins tab. Each provides a list of Advent resources found on the Ministry Matters website.