Family Advent Activities

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.

The families will center their expectations at home using a special Children’s Advent Guide created just for this season (see file below). Then families will gather on Sunday mornings by Zoom ™ to sing, play, and pray around this family centered Advent practice.  Wednesdays offer gatherings around Facebook Family Devotional videos to remember together that God meets us where we are.  On Christmas Eve-Eve we will gather to remember the Christmas Story of Luke 2:1-7 and to celebrate Holy Communion. 

Children’s Advent Guide

Someone’s coming!  Who’s coming!

Jesus is coming. 

Kathryn, “Kat,” is the Coordinator of Children’s Ministries at Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis.  She collaborates across the church’s ministry areas to create programs with a “child-sized-bite” of the congregation’s service, formation, mission, and worship.  Contact Kat through the HOPE4CE facebook page for more information. She is also a member of the Hope4CE Steering Committee.

Faith at Home- Narrative Lectionary

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.

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