Advent Resources

During this season of Advent, we wait with joyful expectancy for the coming of Christ. Here are some resources to help you celebrate this holy season.

 

Home Advent Wreaths

You can buy or make your own Advent wreath for your home.

Download these prayers from Ann Webber as you light the candles on your wreath each week.

Home Advent Wreath Prayers

 

 

 


Join us on Thursday Evenings for a Series of Quiet Evenings

December 3, 10, and 17 at 7:00 pm on Zoom

The Revs. Eric Williams, John Meulendyk, and Ann Webber will each share an evening of Advent prayer and reflection.

Click here to join the Zoom. 


Join us for noonday prayer

We offer a short service of Noonday Prayer every Monday-Thursday at 12 noon. You can join us via Zoom or Facebook Live. All are welcome. 

Click here to join by Zoom.

Click here to go to the Facebook page.


Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. 

A great resource for information on Centering Prayer is contemplativeoutreach.org where you can find more information on the Practice via articles, newsletters, and booklets. This information is free. You can also purchase books, DVD's, and MP3's. 

You're invited to experience these meetings on Saturdays at 9:30am via ZOOM. You are not required to participate and can just observe. It consists of 20 minutes of Centering Prayer followed by a short video on contemplative life and prayer. The meeting usually lasts between 60-75 minutes and you can leave the meeting at anytime you desire. 

See more information on Centering Prayer in the weekly E-pistle!

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Meeting ID: 847 1834 1035   Passcode: 66213705   Call in by phone at: (312) 626-6799


Free Resources from Church Publishing

There are some great free resources for Advent for all ages that you can download and use from Church Publishing. 

Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Activity Pack*
This activity pack for children and families includes a variety of ideas from some of our favorite faith formation resources. Some of the activities are especially appropriate for young children, some are intended for intergenerational groups, some will work well in a virtual setting, and some are just right at the kitchen table or in front of the fireplace with family members of all ages.

The Womb of Advent*
Mark Bozzuti-Jones offers a unique perspective on the season of Advent. Along with Scripture readings and prayers, he offers four weeks of meditations that focus on the growth of Jesus in the womb of Mary as he approaches the day of his birth.

Jesus*
This beautiful illustrated hardcover book by artist and author Roger Hutchison makes an ideal gift to give this Christmas.

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