This Christmas season is unlike just about any other. Pastors and priests are struggling at the last minute to decide how to proceed with Christmas services.
It’s a difficult position to be in. Christmas is often the chance to bring people who aren’t service regulars into the fold. It’s also a way to increase church contributions that you rely on to further the mission of the church.
Do you need creative Christmas ideas to stay safe and maintain the festive Christmas spirit? You’re at the right place because we’ve got you covered.
Read on to discover the top creative ideas for your church at Christmas.
1. Decorate the Church
Nothing says Christmas like Christmas decorations. Depending on the size of the interior of the church, you can invest a lot in decorating the church.
Start with the chapel itself. You can have poinsettias line the altar and pulpit areas. Pews can have candles and pine tree branches at the end. That makes for an intimate setting during candlelit services.
If you have the space, an interior nativity scene and Christmas tree are wonderful additions to the area. Christmas banners inside and outside the church add another touch of Christmas.
The exterior can have decorations that bring light to the season. This can be a tree with decorations made by kids, lights, or a nativity scene.
2. Bring Christmas Outside
In-person services are difficult to do these days. You can still do outdoor services, even in the cold weather. As part of your church outreach, hold donation drives, and have services outdoors.
A choral performance in the parking lot brings cheer to passersby. These are just a few Christmas ideas to consider.
3. Go Online
Some people just won’t be comfortable with in-person services. You have to make Christmas accessible to everyone possible.
Christmas outreach has to include virtual options. There are tools and software available so you can live stream church events on YouTube and Facebook.
4. Host Christmas Concerts
One of the joys of the season is music. Christmas concerts can cover different styles of music and bring new people into the church community.
Plus, concerts are easy to stream so people can join virtually as well.
5. Live Advent Calendar
Advent is the time for joy and anticipation. There are many traditions to celebrate Advent, such as the Advent calendar.
You can create a live Advent calendar for your church. Invite community members and parishioners to the Church and virtually each day at a specified time.
You can surprise everyone with something special, such as a local choir singing a couple of songs, or sharing treats with the crowd. It’s a way to create joy and delight your community.
Christmas Ideas for Your Church
It’s not easy to create a festive season during a pandemic. Cases are rising, but you can still create a safe environment for the church community.
Take these Christmas ideas and bring joy to the church community. Visit this site often for the latest news and tips.