Advent Resources for 2018

Ordinary time is now behind us, and December 2 marks the beginning of the Advent season. Time flies in this busy world of ours! Since Advent is a time of waiting and preparation, we’ve gathered a few resources below to help us slow down and prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of the Lord. Feel free to share your Advent preparation recommendations in the comments!


What is Advent? – a short explanation of Advent (from Concordia Publishing House)

Advent in 2 Minutes – What is Advent all about, and how is it different from Christmas? (from Busted Halo)

The Most Popular Advent Carols Ever Written – a 3 hour compilation of classical choral music for Advent

Online Devotionals and Articles 

#AdventWord – Create a global Advent calendar using your phone! A full explanation of how to participate is available here. (from the Society of St. John the Evangelist)

The Joy of Waiting – An Advent reflection by the Reverend David Sellery (from the Episcopal Cafe)

Advent and Christmas Resources – A collection of resources for both individual and congregation use (from The Episcopal Church)

Advent Reflections from the Forward – reflections from Advents past from the DioNWPA blog

Activities for Home

7 Advent Calendar Crafts for Kids – Sometimes homemade is more fun! Seven different ideas for Advent calendars, including a Blessings Jar made with popsicle sticks. (from The Spruce Crafts)

Printable Advent Activity Cards – includes 60 ideas for family participation in Advent, including attending a nativity play, donating to a local food bank, and reading from the Gospel

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