is a time of waiting and preparation for the coming of Christ. So it seems like the perfect time to share some treasures that will help you in YOUR preparations for the children and families of your church in the upcoming Advent season.
More to come!
What Exactly IS Advent?
If you’re not quite sure how to answer this question, then we’ve found a short and catchy video for you! I like how it focuses on the joyful hope and anticipation of Christ’s coming—both past and present and future. It is one of my favorites of the great resources on this forum about Advent Devotions and Worship (and calendars and Advent wreaths and…).
And WHAT is a Christingle?
It is a candle-lit celebration using symbolic objects (an orange, a red ribbon, dried fruits and sweets, and a lit candle) to point to Christ as the Light of the World. This would be a wonderful activity for families to do at home. Luanne, our Resource guru, has put together a description of the activity along with Scriptures to read as you make the Christingle. I’m excited to try this at home!
Reaching Out with Rocks?
Member Heidi Weber shares this great idea about spreading the Good News about Jesus to the community with Baby Jesus Rocks. Church members can paint a simple picture of baby Jesus on smooth rocks. Add a Bible verse on the back. And then scatter them about—on park benches and ATM machines and counters and other places—for people to find. What a fun and creative project! And who doesn’t like finding treasures?