A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices

The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod’s Christmas theme for 2020 is A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices.

In a year when good news stories are needed more than ever before, the story of the Christ-child being born as one of us reminds us again that we are important to God. In our weariness, God comes to us inviting us to rejoice in the midst of the chaos, lift our heads to the sun when we are brought low, and seek the way of love instead of despair. How might we dare to live out “a thrill of hope” this advent season?

Christmas 2020 resources

Website banner

Download this banner to use on your congregation or faith communities website.

PowerPoint template

Download this PowerPoint template that is able to be edited for your sermon.

Poster (editable PDF)

Download this editable A3 poster or A2 poster to share your Christmas service times with your local community.

Postcard (editable PDF)

Download this editable postcard to share your Christmas service times and invite members of your local community.

Social media banner

Download this Facebook banner to use on your congregation’s Facebook page.

Social media campaign

Follow the Queensland Synod Facebook page as we journey through Advent together under the #thrillofhope hashtag. The Bible verses used in these graphics come from the December Lectionary. Please share these posts to your church or personal social media pages to help engage people in the Christmas story.

Email banners and image


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Christmas video resources

Queensland Synod Christmas message 2020 (download this video from Vimeo)