Advent is a beautiful gift of the liturgical calendar. In the midst of our busy lives, it is a season of time devoted to helping us slow down, talk and listen, and prepare ourselves for the birth of Christ. I created “A Family Advent” to equip families with devotionals and hands-on activities to celebrate the season at home.
The kit reflects upon the traditional themes of the season: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. It combines weekly family devotional with a Scripture reading, lesson, music and reflection questions with (nearly) all the materials needed to do an activity together. My hope is that “A Family Advent” may help families carve out a special time each week of Advent to spend time in reflection and preparation for the many gifts God has given to us through the birth of Jesus Christ.
Advent 1: Hope – “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” performed by BYU Vocal Point
Advent 2: Peace – “Child of Peace” performed by Sandi Patty
Advent 3: Joy – “Sing Joy” performed by Peter Meyer
Advent 4: Love – “They Will Know We are Christians” performed by Jars of Clay
Peace of Christ,
Rev. Danyelle Ditmer
Epworth United Methodist Church, Indianapolis