An Invitation to Advent

Sunday, Nov. 28, marked the beginning of Advent. The season of Advent is a time of new beginnings for the Christian Church, as we mark the start of a new liturgical year and wait with anticipation for the arrival of the Christ Child and the union of human and Divine, of heaven and earth. Although the word advent means “coming” or “arrival,” the season of Advent is not celebrated with the fanfare often associated with new beginnings, but instead is a period of preparation as we keep vigil of expectation for what is to come, calling forth our desire and rekindling our sense of hope. (from asacredjourney.net)

Online Advent Devotionals

A “Less is More” Christmas – new resources from SALT

  • Devotional – view, download and print via this link
  • Poster – view, download and print via this link

Kate Bowler Advent Devotional – click here

Family Resources: click here

Books of Daily Devotions

I Witness, by Kate Moorehead

Preparing for Christmas, by Richard Rohr

Books of Devotionals for Young Families

The Way to the Manager: A Family Advent Devotional by Jeff and Abbey Land

Advent Resources with Reflections and Activities for Older Children and Families

Shadow and Light, Tsh Oxenreider

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Meditations on Advent Scripture

On the first three Fridays of Advent (12/3, 12/10, 12/17) at 8:15 a.m., The Rev. Daniel J. Reeves will lead a 30-minute meditation via Zoom on a scripture lesson to help us prepare the way for our celebration of Jesus’ birth. We will contemplate these portions of scripture using the Lectio Divina method, which incorporates scripture reading and silence. There will be time available for discussion before and afterwards. Sign up via this link.