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Are you celebrating the Advent season as a family—or as an individual or an all-ages group of any kind? Advent Unwrapped offers an alternative to the advertisements, shopping lists, and hype that we are bombarded with at this time of year.

Browse our accessible, faith-based resources below, and feel free to adapt them to suit your needs. Be sure to check out our popular videos as well.

Advent Calendar 2018: Get ready for Christ(mas)! (pdf)
Place this calendar on your fridge and use a magnet to count down the days! Light a candle every Sunday.

Advent Unwrapped Colouring Storybook (pdf)
Actively explore the story of Christmas using this 16-page colouring book.

Family Prayers and Blessings (pdf)
Some well-loved prayers and creative blessings you can learn as a family to support your Advent journey.

Advent Unwrapped Poster (pdf)
Put up this poster to remind yourself of the journey to get ready for Christ(mas).

Body Prayers
An “action prayer” for each week of the Advent/Christmas season.

Watching and Waiting: A Daily Ritual Based on the O Antiphons (pdf)
Follow the ancient tradition of praying the “O Antiphons,” familiar from the carol “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” You can set aside nightly family prayer time for the last week of Advent (December 17–23), or adapt this ritual in another way.

The Hours of Christmas Day (pdf)
A devotional practice to keep individuals and families together in spirit, from The Prayer Bench.

For seasonal gift-giving ideas, browse our Gifts with Vision catalogue. These projects support the work of United Church partners across Canada and around the world.

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