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A LOOK AHEAD to NEXT SEASON'S RESOURCES
"Advent in 2 Minutes" Video
"What is Advent?"
Article
"Illustrated Children's Ministry" Resources for Advent

Advent Resources of Youth & Young Adults:

https://adventword.org/

Join a global community of prayer and contemplation and engage with the online Advent calendar. Meditations and images will be offered by Virginia Theological Seminary starting on December 1. Check the website to follow along, and you can sign up to receive the meditations via daily email, or follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Books:

Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas -  This is a fantastic Advent meditation resource for individuals or groups to use. It’s a collection of fifty brief devotions that invite the reader to contemplate the great themes of Christmas and the significance that the coming of Jesus has for each of us – not only during Advent, but every day. Whether dipped into at leisure or used on a daily basis, Watch for the Light gives the phrase “holiday preparations” new depth and meaning. Includes offerings from authors such as Annie Dillard, Martin Luther, Madeline L’Engle, Henri Nowen, C. S. Lewis and more!

Light A Candle from Candlepress -This resource is a great one to supplement a wreath making activity at your congregation. It’s a simple booklet that gives several ways to create an Advent wreath, and meditations and brief teachings for each Sunday of the season. Good for children, youth and adults!

Advent Resources for the Entire Congregation:

Advent Toolkit from Episcopal Relief and Development

Join the Episcopal Relief and Development in its mission to strengthen communities around the world this Advent season! This is a comprehensive and all inclusive tool kit to help groups plan and implement a fantastic Advent program – it includes bulletin inserts, Advent calendars, activity guide, prayers, and bulletin inserts.

Advent activity and reflection poster

Slow Down. Quiet. It’s Advent! Illustrated by Jay Sidebotham, this fun poster offers suggestions of prayers and activities to do each day to make a holy Advent for the entire family.

Advent Resources for those who find Christmas difficult:

http://www.textweek.com/advent.htm