Advent

NOV 29-DEC 24

WHAT IS
ADVENT?

When many people think of Advent, they often think of plucking chocolates from behind the window of an Advent calendar.  But the word advent actually comes from the Latin adventus, which simply means “arrival.” Advent is the coming, the arrival, of the presence of God Himself through Jesus.

For hundreds of years, followers of Jesus have set aside the four weeks leading up to Christmas as a meaningful season of celebration and anticipation.

Download the Advent Guide Below.

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How to Participate

Advent begins Sunday, November 29th, and ends on Christmas Eve, December 24th. We’ll take the four weeks of Advent leading up to Christmas Eve to focus on a different theme of celebration and anticipation—hope, peace, joy, and love. Our Advent season will crescendo with a meaningful online Christmas Eve service that our whole church will participate in together.

How to Participate

Weekly Gatherings

Weekly Gatherings

During the four weeks of Advent, gather your household or friends (over zoom) once a week to share a meal together and take 10-15 minutes to walk through our Advent Guide.

What You’ll Need:
• 5 Advent Candles (Traditional or Non-traditional)
• Food (Share a meal or some snacks)
• A Place to Gather (Zoom counts)
• Our Advent Guide (Download Below!)

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How to Participate

Daily Advent

Daily Advent

We’ve also put together something we’re calling Daily Advent. This is a set of simple practices for you to do each week. We’ll go through:

• Putting God first.
• Resisting distraction.
• Practicing gratitude.

Each week, we’ll email you (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) with Advent challenges/practices ready for your own personal expression.

 

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Advent for Kids

Daily Advent

A Parent's Guide to Advent for Kids

Our Kids on the Move team has put together a Parent’s Guide to Advent for Kids that includes scriptures to read, helpful breakdowns of our weekly Advent topics, and fun activities for the whole family. Click below to download the guide.

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Sign Up to Receive Weekly Advent Reminders!

Need a reminder? We know the holiday season is often fast-paced. So we're encouraging everyone to sign up to receive weekly Advent reminders and check-ins on your mindfulness. Sign up! Even if you already have a copy of the guide.
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