How do we help children find the excitement of Advent in an increasingly anxious and isolating world? My colleagues and I decided to remind the children and ourselves that waiting for Jesus is holy at home. So this year, we are asking families to have a “found” Advent-Christmas-Epiphany season.
Just as Hope4ce offers Revised Common Lectionary related at-home activities, we want to provide a similar resource for congregations that follow the Narrative Lectionary. From the Working Preacher site, “The Narrative Lectionary is a four-year cycle of readings. On the Sundays from September through May each year the texts follow the sweep of the biblical story, from Creation through the early Christian church.
How might we engage the texts being used for Sunday worship in homes before or after they are preached? How might families have deep conversations and activities about these biblical passages with just the materials that they likely have around the house?