Celebrate Advent With Us
Join together with millions of Christians around the world to prepare for the Christmas season through the observance of Advent. There are several different traditions people use to celebrate the Advent season. One popular tradition involves the use of Advent wreaths and candles. This symbolic tradition is borrowed from the emphasis throughout Scripture of Jesus Christ being the light of the world (Matthew 4:16; John 1:4-9, 8:12). Each week a new candle is lit in anticipation of the final lighting on Christmas Eve.
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- Read the Christmas story. Take time to sit down as a family and read the story of Jesus’ birth. Find a time that works for your family like before opening gifts so you can talk about how the best gift is Jesus on Christmas morning.
- Serve together. We partner with multiple local ministries. Find one for you, your family, or your D-Group can show the love of Christ. Learn more about Local Ministry Partners here.
- Adopt a family. Find a family that is in need and minister to them. Let your children pick out gifts and teach them about caring for others.
- Christmas Cards to homebound. Write a note to some of our fellowship family who is homebound to let them know they are loved and not forgotten in this season. Contact our Care team.
- Advent devotionals/studies. Find a devotional book you or your family can read together.
- Family resources:
(Kids Read Truth)
Jotham’s Journey (Ytreeide)
- Prepare Him Room (Machowski)
- Men & Women’s Studies:
- Additional resources:
- Protect family time. Take time to do things as a family like decorating the tree, go on a Nativity scavenger hunt, or make a homemade nativity.
- Love your neighbors. Get the whole family involved in baking some goodies and making handmade cards and then deliver to your neighbors.
- Take part in Communion. For those who have received Christ as Savior, this is a great time to reflect on why Jesus came and His sacrifice for us.
- Act out the nativity. Get your family involved in the nativity by acting it out. Give everyone a part to play and let the story come to life.