Advent & Christmas Family Toolkit: Voices of the Nativity

Installments released weekly, November 29 – December 23 

The season of Advent is rapidly approaching, and we are delighted to announce details for the Advent & Christmas family toolkit. The toolkit will be available electronically in weekly installments beginning the first Sunday of Advent, November 29. The toolkits will be available each Sunday of Advent, with the Christmas toolkit arriving Wednesday, December 23.

In addition to the variety of at-home faith formation resources included in the fall family toolkits, the Advent & Christmas toolkits will include a weekly Advent candle lighting ritual for home (appropriate for use in congregational worship) and a weekly adult-focused devotional practice.

Each installment of the toolkit will highlight a traditional Advent theme through specific “voices” heard in the narratives of Luke and Matthew. Following are the weekly themes and texts:

  • Advent 1 (Nov 29): Hope – Zechariah & Elizabeth (Luke 1:5-24)
  • Advent 2 (Dec 6): Peace – Anna & Simeon (Luke 2:25-38)
  • Advent 3 (Dec 13): Joy – Mary (Luke 1:46-55)
  • Advent 4 (Dec 20): Love – Joseph (Matthew 1:18-25)
  • Christmas (Dec 23): Nativity (Luke 2:1-20)

Please contact Rev. Sheri Nelson, Outdoor Ministry Program Director, or Rev. Kevin Brown, Associate Conference Minister of Faith Formation for Children & Youth, with any questions.

This curriculum and interactive content are being developed in collaboration with Danger Boat Productions, Doing Good Together, the Ministry Lab, and Claire Klein, a Twin Cities based music therapist and musician.

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