For the third year the Youth Ministry Office will be offering daily devotions via text message! Devotions will be sent starting Sunday, 11/29 and run through Epiphany. Sign up to receive a Bible verse in the morning and a prayer in the evening. Texts are sent through the service Remind. Learn more about this resource (and how to sign up!) at this page.
Advent Devotional Calendar
This Advent calendar, created by The Rev. Thomas Mousin and The Rev. Merry Watters, is a downloadable resource designed for families. The calendar has a Scripture verse and picture for each day of Advent. It is also accompanied by poems and music available to use. This resource can be downloaded as a free PDF! You can learn more about this resource and download the calendar at Thomas Mousin's website.
This daily email devotion is from the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE). You can sign up for a daily email containing a word from one of the brothers of SSJE. Then, you are invited to take a photo that symbolizes the word and post it on social media using the hashtag, #adventword. All of the combined posts create a global Advent calendar that you can follow! Learn more about this creative resource and sign up at this webpage.
Advent in Narnia
This new book by The Rev. Heidi Haverkamp integrates imagery and symbols from C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch,and the Wardrobe into a fun devotional book that can be used by individuals and families alike. Devotions include Scripture quotations and selections from Lewis' work, all relating to Advent themes. The book also includes small group resources for churches, as well as ideas for planning a family event around the book. Check out the book on Amazon today!
The Advent Toolkit from Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) includes ideas for creating an Advent campaign at your church, as well as a downloadable Advent calendar, bulletin inserts, and ERD-themed activities for parishes. This makes a great outreach or mission project for youth groups and parishes! Visit ERD's website to download these resources today.
These are just a few of the many Advent offerings available for parishes and families! Do you have a favorite Advent resource or offering? Are you looking for a specific idea? Contact us for more resources!