Advent: Trading up on traditions Is Advent a big deal, a not-so-big deal or dead in the water? Or another way of saying this is, “How does the birth of Jesus Christ shape our holiday season?” We think this is an important part of growing as a Christian leader – so we have a gift for you!
This year, during Advent, we invite you to make space for personal devotions by doing one or all of the following as you love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength this holiday season.
HEART – Peace Cranes, an alternative giving opportunity benefiting our global companions. Drawing on the beautiful image of the Peace Cranes, we invite you to pray for peace around the earth.
Remembering people who live in poverty during this season is a part of our faith pilgrimage. You are encouraged to make Advent a time of generous giving that includes people who struggle for clean water, food to eat, healthcare and care for their children. Your congregation may want to consider creating peace crane ornaments to engage your congregation in Global Mission.
SOUL – Use the Advent Meditations for worship, your small group or family. Worship bulletins are available for each week.