Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Guide
Zonderkidz and author Sally Lloyd-Jones are making this Advent toolkit and printables available to you for FREE through FaithGateway! Each day for 24 days you can make an ornament that corresponds with one of the stories in the Bible, then read the companion story in The Jesus Storybook Bible. It's super easy and fun for the entire family!
Holy Land Advent Calendar
Beginning on December 1 AFEDJ’s Holy Land Advent calendar will give you a daily glimpse into the lives of Holy Land Christians and the humanitarian ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.
Waiting & Watching: Advent Word Reflections
Savor and steep your Advent journey in the Word of God. Drawn from the weekly scripture readings, these daily devotions offer an opportunity to pause, wait, and watch for the Christ child. The reflections are part of a larger initiative called AdventWord, a global community praying and walking together during this holy season. Hosted by Virginia Theological Seminary and in partnership with Forward Movement, AdventWord invites people to read and respond to each day’s word. In Waiting and Watching, the daily reflections include a response or action item and a prayer.
2020 Colorable Advent Calendar: Slow Down. Quiet. It’s Advent!
This 2020 calendar poster, with Illustrations by Jay Sidebotham, suggests ways to mark the days through the Advent season. The calendar offers ideas for prayer, helping others, and being thoughtful about the true meaning of Christmas. Take our advice to your hearts and to your walls: Slow down. Quiet. It’s Advent! Perfect for the whole congregation! Sold in shrink wrapped packs of 25, posters are 17” x 22”, folded to 8.5” x 11.”
Expectant: Advent Meditations
Expectant: Advent Meditations by Anne Kitch offers 30 short reflections for each day of Advent. Each meditation focuses on seeking and seeing God in the everyday of our ordinary lives, based on a psalm that corresponds to the daily office for the season of Advent.
Preparing Room: An Advent Companion
In Preparing Room: An Advent Companion, Russell J. Levenson, Jr turns to the beginning of the Christian story as it centers on the coming of God in Jesus through scripture, meditations, reflections or suggestions, and prayers.
Faithful Families for Advent and Christmas: 100 Ways to Make the Season Sacred
Faithful Families for Advent and Christmas by Traci Smith is the holiday companion to the bestselling Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home. In it you’ll discover a treasure trove of inspiring Advent and Christmas practices, prayers, and stories to share with your family, or families in your church.
Imagining a New World: An Advent Devotional
In this new daily devotional for Advent, Imagining a New World: An Advent Devotional, author Terri Hord Owens delves into the Advent lectionary texts to reflect on God’s vision for the world and how we might find the courage to imagine, the permission to change, and the freedom to fear no more.
On the Way to Bethlehem: A Child’s Activity Book for Christmas
In On the Way to Bethlehem, children learn the amazing story of Jesus’ birth based on the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. As you travel the road to Bethlehem, these delightful illustrations and descriptive story introduce children to Mary and Joseph as real people who were living ordinary lives when God called them to be part of an extraordinary event—the birth of God’s Son. The book includes a maze and an Advent calendar with stickers. The perfect Christmas gift for all the children in your church!
Celebrate Wonder Family Activity Book, Winter 2020-21
Support children’s faith formation at home with the Celebrate Wonder Family Activity Book, designed to offer meaningful family engagement in the Bible stories of Mary’s and Joseph’s calling, Jesus’ birth, and Jesus’ ministry. For each of 13 stories, you’ll find a unique retelling of the Bible story, a faith word to explore, wonder questions, and suggestions for a family activity.
Advent and Christmas Resources from The Episcopal Church