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Celebrating Advent @ Home – Advent Family Calendar

24 November 2016 One Comment

2016-advent-fam-calWe are about to enter the season of preparation – Advent – we are getting ready to come close to the celebration of Christmas.

So what can we do to get ready? As a family spiritual practice, we’ve put together a special family advent calendar, which provides a small activity for each day of advent that you can do as a family, at whatever time of day suits you – talking, reflecting, creating, praying, together. This calendar was created by a collaborative effort of 4 Uniting Church children and family pastors/ministers.

Each day of the week has a different theme – Preparation, Prayer, Music, Scripture, Justice, Family, Giving – a variety of starting points for a short family activity, and often discussion starter questions while you ‘do’.

Some of the days have a resource to print, or short clip/song, available via you tube. For ease of use, I’ve put all the links on this post so you know where to find them easily!

Blessings for this Christmas season!

Download the Advent Family Calendar 2016 HERE

Links and clips from the Calendar:

Sunday 27th November –  Create: Paper advent wreath TEMPLATE.
Tuesday 29th Nov – Song: Kingdom Come
Wednesday 30th Nov – Bible Reading Luke 1:26-33

Wednesday 7 December – Bible Reading Luke 1:39-56
Wednesday 7 December – Listen and watch: Magnificat Spoken word  

Tuesday 13th December – Listen and watch: “Mary, did you know?”
Wednesday 14 December – Bible Reading: Luke 2:8-14

Sunday 18th December – Create: Paper DIY Nativity TEMPLATE
Wednesday 21st December Watch: An interpretation of the Nativity story
Thursday 22nd December – Read: If I were a Refugee by Leunig
Saturday 24th December – Watch and Listen: The Smallest Gift of Christmas

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  • A question a day in Advent – "The Deckchair Listening Project" and "The Link" said:

    […] They also suggest a simple activity each day — sometimes watching a YouTube clip, sometimes getting outside and doing something physical together. If you wanted to give it a try, read more and download their free resources here: childrensministry.org.au/2016/11/advent-home-cal/ […]