Get ready for Christ(mas)!

Advent—a holy, four-week countdown to Jesus’ birthday—begins in 2018 on Sunday, December 2!

Get ready to make room for Christ and the radical, countercultural messages that Christ brings. Throughout the season, videos, prayers, family resources, and reflections on this site will introduce and explore the Christmas story. “Don’t be afraid,” an angel says. In God’s story, we all have a part.

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Personal Devotions: Joy

On the third Sunday of Advent, we celebrate joy! Many Advent wreathes use a pink candle for this Sunday. Choose one or more of these prayers for daily use over the course of the week. Scriptural Prayer Memorize this scripture:

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The Story of Christmas: Meet the Innkeeper

There was no place at the inn Of the Bible storytellers, only Luke describes the moment of Jesus’ birth. And tucked away in Luke’s concise passage is an aside—“because there was no place for them in the inn” (2:7)—to explain

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In God’s story, there is always enough! Week 3 Video

Meet the animals and the innkeeper. (Children’s voices: Advent means to me, happiness all the time. I think Advent means time to prepare for Christmas. I think Advent means, when Jesus was born. I think we can get ready by

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The Story of Christmas: Meet the Animals

These lowly witnesses played a vital role When we set up a Nativity scene, we often surround the Holy Family with animals. The scriptures that describe the birth of Jesus, though, don’t actually speak of animals or a stable. The

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Body Prayer: Joy

Download Body Prayer: Joy (pdf) with illustrations Repeat the following prayer, using the actions to inspire movement as you are able: Holy One (reach up and out) May your joy (put hands toward centre, wiggle fingers) Sustain me (reach arms to

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