Faith Formation for All Ages!
The above link connects you to a Google Drive folder that contains printable coloring pages, children's worship bulletins to follow along with the streamed worship service, and lesson videos from our friends at Sparkhouse!
Got Spotify? Click the blue circle with the music note on the left to find our Advent 2020 Spotify playlist!
This year, we invite (and encourage!) everyone to light candles on your own Advent wreaths as the worship leaders light them during our virtual Sunday services. We have also provided a collection of Advent resources for you and your families to use in this season of waiting and preparing our hearts for the arrival of Jesus.
What is an Advent Wreath?
An Advent wreath is a liturgical and spiritual tool used to mark the four weeks of Advent. This practice originated as a home practice for families.
Click here to learn more about the history and meaning of Advent wreaths.
Using Your Advent Wreath for At-Home Worship, Prayer, & Devotion
Southeastern Synod Daily Advent Devotional - daily devotionals written by Lutherans from around Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Weekly Devotional - This has been sent out via email. If you'd like a copy, please contact Liza (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Prayers for Lighting Advent Candles - A prayer for each week, which you can pray by yourself or with loved ones as you light your candle.
"Three Ways to Create Sacred Moments at Home this Advent," by Pastor Traci Smith (from The Christian Century)
Make Your Own Advent Wreath!
It can be both easy and fun to make your own wreath. Making it yourself gives you the opportunity to turn your creativity into part of your Advent worship, to do this together as a family, and to make a wreath that is meaningful to you in unique ways. You can look around your house or your favorite craft store and come up with your own ideas. Or, if you need a jump-start, here are some resources for you!
Advent Wreaths 101 - Explains the basics of making an Advent wreath.
Advent Wreath Pinterest Board - Examples of different kinds of Advent wreaths, from super-easy to super-crafty. Some will offer instructions.
Buying an Advent Wreath
Buy a wreath from your favorite store (or the Boy Scouts!), then simply place four candles in the middle of the wreath.