This Advent wreath was in the newsletter from the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts. I love the handmade pillar candles--the size of the display is so much larger than the advent wreaths that are usually displayed. The large candles and greenery display create an image of majesty and generosity. No scrimping in God's gift of self to humanity!
Creative Advent Worship - strips of cloth given out first Sunday, then carried and prayed over by congregation. On last Sunday/Christmas Eve, strips were brought back, tied together by pew and placed into the manger to "soften" it.
For a service with the theme of "The Sacred Meal" - pottery chalices and pitcher & home-baked hearty whole-grain bread (by intinction) in hopes of evoking a feeling of the early church. BREAD MACHINES set up in the entry, "timed to be baking as worshipers enter the building, so that as many senses as possible are engaged." Finally, a table set up in the narthex, representing a modern family meal.