Slow Down. Quiet. It's Advent.
As the rest of the world hustles and bustles (even during a pandemic!) and shops and decorates, we as Christians slow down and center and prepare to celebrate the day our God came to earth to be like us. Sometimes it's hard to wade through all of noise outside to find the center we long for in this season. We hope some of these resources will help you to do that.
AMPLIFY Female Composers' Advent Calendar Project gives you daily videos of Advent and Christmas choral music by female composers and arrangers, sung by participating parish, cathedral and university choirs from the US and UK. [CLICK HERE]
DIY ADVENT WREATH IDEAS from Episcopal Relief & Development shares creative ways to create your own Advent Wreath, with items you already have at home. This one is fun for the whole family! [CLICK HERE]
ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE: PRAYERS FOR THE ADVENT WREATH also from Episcopal Relief & Development, prayers and reflections for the whole family to say each day while lighting the Advent Wreath.
DIY CRECHE IDEAS Using illustrations from the Rev. Jay Sidebotham and common materials you already have around the house, this page will help you make your own home made manger scene. [CLICK HERE]
HOUSE OF BREAD: A GUIDED ADVENT JOURNEY FOR FAMILIES is a booklet with prayers and meditations for each day of Advent, written in Bethlehem for this weird time of pandemic.
JOURNEYING THE WAY OF LOVE: ADVENT CURRICULUM offers four sessions to be explored as we await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. Luke’s gospel provides a pattern for understanding how we can live the Way of Love as individuals, as families and friends, as a community, and out in the world. Click to explore [IN ENGLISH] or [IN SPANISH].