The Church of Sweden decided in November, 2017 to drop the terms "He" and "Lord" to refer to God when conducting services.
Several groups condemned Greggs, a bakery chain giant in the UK, for releasing an advent calendar showing a half-eaten sausage roll in the Nativity scene.
In another move to persecute Christians in China, the government has ordered residents of a poverty-stricken village in southeast China to remove posters of Jesus from their walls and put up portraits of President Xi Jinping instead.
The Diocese of London has launched on November 1, 2017 a website to cater to musicians looking for church facilities for hire in the city.
A Christian congregation in Indonesia is demanding the local government to honor its right to worship in its church.
Marshall hopes that the contest will be a means of evangelization that is fun and enjoyable to the children. He said many children learn about the story of Christmas for the first time through advent calendars.
To reach out to local communities, local churches usually organize community meals and musical events. Members are encouraged to invite guests for these events. However, many church goers wanted new meaningful activities.