Welcome to Advent Unwrapped!

The next Advent season will start on Sunday November 27, 2016. It is never too early to start planning. This website will help you and your community of faith unwrap the reason for the season together.

Unwrap the themes of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love through our daily blog posts and prayers. Discover new perspectives through the eyes of key characters in the Christmas story in Stories Unwrapped and put yourself in the story through interactive program ideas suitable for your entire community of faith. Share worship and celebration ideas by submitting them to Advent Unwrapped and download worship ideas and services from our Resources page.

Check back in the fall of 2016 to unwrap new layers of resources and ideas!

When God Is a Child

I’m always sad the baby Jesus grows so quickly. Tomorrow, on the first Sunday after Christmas, the lectionary offers the story of the boy Jesus in the temple. You can watch the story in the video or imagine how it

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Advent Unwrapped

Advent unwrapped. Christmas is here. “Joy to the World the Lord is come.” Here. Now. One by one the candles showed the way. Hope flared. Peace promised. Joy danced. Love called. Lights of Light. Showing us the Way. Advent unwrapped.

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Make Way

We are here, on the edge, keeping our eye on the manger. Waiting for the moment when God is a child. This is not a day for a lot of words. A wordless child shows us the way. Ah, here

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Ordinary Love

Grace is my play mentor. Grace is seven. When she was six and visiting in the summer, we would get up early and quietly leave the house. I walked, and Grace rode beside me on her pink bike, streamers flowing.

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So Loved the World

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. –John 3:16 John 3:16, wherever it shows up, in the Bible or on

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