Advent 2020 was unlike any other. Hopefully, Advent 2021, depending on your ministry’s circumstances, may begin to carry that sense of hopeful anticipation synonymous with the season itself.
Following is a collection of resources we hope you will find helpful wherever your ministry is on its regathering journey.👇
#AdventWord, the Global Advent calendar, is back for 2021. Be sure to join this international community of prayer throughout this Advent season.
Need some Advent Calendar 🗓 templates to help keep up with the season? Praying in Color has you covered.
The Discipleship Ministries from the United Methodist Church has a wonderful resource for Advent and Christmas this year. Home for Christmas: A 6-Week Small Group Spiritual Practice for Advent & Christmas offers a thoughtful pathway through this season.
And, for those of you who are called to preach at this time, here is a video 🎥 from Dr. Chip Hardwick (and his cat Salsa) from the Synod of the Covenant exploring themes and approaches for Advent 2021.
If you and your family will be spending Advent at home in 2021, here is Dare to Imagine from the Mennonite Church USA.
It includes this DIY 1,000 Days of Love Creche, too. 🐑🐪
Here is a brief overview on how to make and use an Advent wreath from the Concise Lexicon of Christianity. 🕯🕯
Looking for materials in other languages? The Episcopal Church’s Journeying the Way of Love Advent Curriculum is available in Spanish and French, in addition to English.
The ministry leaders behind d365.org who work with and care for students have a special Advent series called Following the Star that follows the liturgical season from the end of November through the beginning of January.
Even in less extraordinary times, Advent can be a difficult time for some. This piece from Living Lutheran, When Advent and Christmas are Blue is an important reminder for all of us to keep those who suffer at these times in prayer.
Do you or your ministry have some awesome Advent resources you’d like to share? Just let us know and we’ll help get the word out. Also, keep an eye on our Facebook page where we’ll be sharing our staff’s #Advent posts.