Choose Your Own ADVENTure

Choose Your Own ADVENTure

There are so many ideas that you can use for Advent.

And one size does not fit all!

We’ve done the hard work of finding and collating the ideas for you, so that you can choose what is going to work for your congregation and households.

Below you’ll find a selection of resources.  Some you can order and give to households in your congregation and others that you can access and use for worship or for households.

If you’re looking for something that you don’t find here, email Jill – intergen@mrpres.org.au  We might be able to help you find what you’re looking for.

Order Resources for Advent at Home Packs

We’ve put together some resources that you can order for your households or get households to choose their own.

Click on the pictures for more details and to order the resources:

 

 

Ordering of resources is now closed. Email Jill – intergen@mrpres.org.au if you’d like access to any of the above resources.

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Advent Video Challenge

Each day during Advent a video will be posted on the Presbytery Facebook page, along with some wondering questions.  Share the posts with your congregation – encourage households to watch the video, discuss or reflect on the wondering questions and post comments.

more info about Advent video Challenge

 

More Advent Resources …

So you can Choose Your Own ADVENTure!

We’ve also collated a lot more resources that you can access yourself for Intergenerational Worship and Faith at Home.

Faith At Home

Advent in a Box

Make up a box or pack for advent, including a number of resources in a box for households.  You can use others ideas or make up your own box or provide a sample of a range of resources that households can choose from.

Ideas include:

Building Faith Advent in a Box

Faithful Families Advent and Christmas in a Box – Give the book along with materials for a few of the activities

Drawing God for Advent Idea Kit – Can be used with or without the Drawing God book

M&M Christmas Story - Poem to give with some M&M's

Christmas @Home 1 & 2 now only $1 each (Australian)

You can buy or make an advent wreath for households to use.  One simple idea is to use a green plastic plate for the "wreath"with candles in little candle holders or even battery operated candles.  Below are a few more Advent Wreath ideas, including weekly devotions.

There are many advent calendar ideas available that individuals and families can use.  Here's just a few:

Or instead of a calendar use paper chains:

Advent Prayer Beads - Prayer beads give you something to hold on to and help you focus as you pray.  These prayer beads are a tool you can use to help guide your prayers during the season of Advent.  Includes instructions for making the prayer beads, along with devotions for adults and children.

God's Big Rescue Family Time Activity - add to a bracelet or key ring as each part of the story is told

#AdventWord -  Forward Movement have an Advent Word Poster & a Watching & Waiting Reflection booklet that you can purchase to go along with #AdventWord.

Books for Ideas:

The Season of the Nativity by Sybil MacBeth

Books to read a chapter of each night:

This series by Arnold Ytreeide has a different main character in each book but they all end up in Bethlehem at the time of the birth of Jesus.  Each chapter ends on a cliffhanger so you want to find out what happens.  Great for age 4 - 18+.

More Books to Read

Illustrated Ministry Colouring pages

Praying in Colour Advent Sheets - Mark of each day as we journey to Christmas by drawing or doodling a section on the calendar each day as you pray & reflect.  Includes a calendar template with ideas of how to use it.  A great resource for children and adults.

 

Intergenerational Worship

Out of the Box -  is a South Australian kids and youth short movie produced by The Corner Uniting Church. Follow the adventures of decorations stuck in the garage, with a near impossible plan to make sure the Christmas message is celebrated. Full movie available now.  This explanation letter for Church leaders explains how the movie might be used in your local context, explains the script and when you might pause for optional ministry moments.

Lost Sheep Stories – Great stories to read in church or gift to families

Books to read in worship:

Books to help with worship preparation: