“God has pulled the powerful down from their thrones and lifted up
the lowly. God has filled the hungry with good things. . . .”
— Luke 1:52-53
This Advent/Christmas series will take a look at how living in God’s economy of grace and justice is the antithesis of the life-threatening addiction to money, success, exclusion and looking out for ourselves. The chimes of the clock-tower bells is Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol provide a wake-up call for Ebenezer Scrooge and turn him from his resentment, fear and isolation. Just as God’s presence was born anew into this world, we too can be born anew, woken up and redeemed into renewed life, joy, passion, generosity, humility and love.
What's Included in the Series?
Our fully-scripted series are designed to give you everything you need to provide your congregation with sensory-rich worship for a whole season. This Advent series includes:
6 full worship scripts including all four weeks of Advent, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day/the Sunday after Christmas (great to use in a year that Christmas Day falls on a Sunday!)
Visual and Media Arts ideas for bringing the series to life in your worship space and online, including a series trailer for publicity
Music suggestions for piano solos, handbell pieces, anthems, hymns and songs for various styles, plus an original prayer song by Marcia McFee and Chuck Bell
Access to an online community of pastors and worship teams who will be using these resources alongside you and brainstorming adaptations, sharing ideas, and more!
About Dr. Marcia McFee, Creator of the Series
Dr. Marcia McFee is a professor, worship designer, author, preacher, and ritual artist. Drawing on a first career in professional dance and musical theater and equipped with a Master's in Theology and a PhD in Liturgical Studies and Ethics, she understands the role of any worship artist in the church as that of creating extraordinary portals through which communities journey with the Spirit.
Dr. Marcia McFee has been known for creating deeply meaningful and memorable worship for over 25 years. In her Worship Design Studio online coaching website, subscribers have access to years of worship series with ideas for every Sunday, designed specifically for mainline Protestant churches with a variety of worship styles!
Praise for "The Redemption of Scrooge" Series
"Never thought it would work here at all, but I took a chance and they loved it. Threw the usual way of decorating for Advent out the window and enlisted some creative folks who really got into the spirit of 'The Redemption of Scrooge!' Thanks, Marcia McFee!!!"
- S.F., San Antonio, TX
"My congregation is really enjoying 'The Redemption of Scrooge.' We are a small, rural congregation in a retirement/resort community. Some of our older members who are unable to be active in serving have been able to be active making paper chains, painting and other worship preparations. Thanks for helping them reconnect again and for helping others experience the love and grace of Jesus in their lives."
"My struggle as a solo pastor in a small church with a very limited part-time staff that I don't seem to have time for creating and writing worship experiences. Your Advent series has been such a blessing to my ministry and has really recharged my own faith life and creativity in worship. Thank you for your fully scripted worship."
- A.F., Eagle River, WI
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