Meet the angels and visit Mary and Elizabeth.
(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 hanging out with family and praying. I think we can get ready by going to church and praying.)
Christmas is coming. Are you ready?
I wonder if the shepherds are ready?
“No one visits us.”
I wonder if Mary’s cousin Elizabeth is ready?
“No one visits me.”
The shepherds never expected to be invited. And Elizabeth never expected to be visited by the mother of Jesus.
“Don’t be afraid” (an angel told them). In God’s story, everyone is special!
Are you ready?
Suggestions for Use
- The Advent Candle Lighting Liturgies (pdf) have been written to incorporate these videos. Many churches choose to begin their Advent services in this way. You might also adapt them for a ritual at home.
- Explore the story of Christmas using the Advent Unwrapped Colouring Storybook (pdf)—great for young artists of any age!
- For more Advent Unwrapped videos, visit our Videos page.