Monday, November 26, 2012

Advent

Christmas is rolling around again (in case you hadn't noticed!)

If you would like celebrate Advent with your family and would like some material to do so, please feel free to use the ones we use, via the resources tab.
  • The Birth of Jesus - a set of 25 readings mainly from Luke and Matthew's gospels, so you can spend time thinking about when Jesus was born and what it means for us today.
  • Genesis to Jesus - a set of 25 readings covering the unfolding story of the bible and it's fulfilment in Christ 

Each day there is a bible reading, some questions to think about, a prayer, a special verse and some optional extras - something to draw, a song to listen to, a craft to do, etc.

This year our family will be doing Genesis to Jesus again.  We are looking forward to it already.  After 6 years, Advent is definitely one of those 'unbreakable' family traditions!   If you would like more details as to how we do Advent and what goes in the little boxes, see previous posts on Advent.

Our tree went up yesterday too (a few days earlier than usual).  Good times!


(update from 2017: these readings have now changed and are only 24 days of readings)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy

Thanks for the ideas. You and your family might also be interested in one or more of the advent activities mentioned in this post:

http://thevicarswife.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/anticipating-advent-activities/

Kind regards

Linda

Deborah said...

Hi Wendy,
We are using your 'The Birth of Jesus' readings again this year. Thanks so much - meant that I could whip up an advent calender last night when I suddenly realised we didn't have one!

Jane said...

Thanks for your birth of Jesus readings, Wendy. We are using them for the first time this year and already I'm amazed at what the kids have learnt!

Wendy said...

Thanks for the feedback each of you. Hope you are enjoying advent!