We can do this. We can hold back some of the Christmas crazy and spend a few special moments together on the real purpose of the season.
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, families are spread thin. The resources in this post can support and bolster households, without adding to the burden families feel. While time spent at church is precious, we can do more to convey the wonder, mystery, and importance of the Christmas story.
These Advent resources are coming to you again because they cover a lot of ground and should, at the very least, give you a start to making this Advent an especially meaningful one within your household, or your congregation. Once you’ve had a chance to explore these options, please reach out to Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org if she can be of any assistance to personalize most PDFs, documents, directions, or activities to meet your needs.
Our Christian Formation website has Advent in a Box and other resources for use at home or within congregations, and revisit this Advent Walk suggestion from last year. Encourage your household or congregations to realize, “We can do this. We can hold back some of the Christmas crazy and spend a few special moments together on the real purpose of the season.”
Advent and Christmas Resources from the Office of the Presiding Bishop on 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.