Advent Resources

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October 30, 2019

New and updated Advent resources for congregations, dioceses, and communities of faith are now available: Way of Love Digital Invitation Kit, updated Journeying the Way of Love Advent calendar and curriculum, AdventWord 2019, Sermons That Work compilation of Advent and Christmas selections,...

October 30, 2019

Des ressources pour l’Avent, certaines nouvelles et d’autres mises à jour, pour les paroisses, diocèses et communautés de foi sont désormais disponibles : Kit d’invitation numérique La Voie de l'Amour, calendrier et programme de l’Avent Pour avancer sur la Voie de l’Amour mis à jour, AdventWord...

October 30, 2019

Materiales nuevos y actualizados de Adviento para congregaciones, diócesis y comunidades de fe ya están disponibles: Kit de invitación digital el Camino del Amor, actualizado Caminando el camino del Amor el calendario y el plan de estudios de Adviento, AdventWord 2019, Sermones que iluminan...

December 24, 2017

Pray the Collect for This Sunday.

Read the Scripture Together: Luke 1:26-38

Reflection: Here I Am ...

Imagine young Mary’s surprise: She has just learned she carries the Messiah in her womb. Impossible! Rather than balk at the enormity of her call, Mary leans into the power...

December 17, 2017

Pray the Collect for This Sunday.

Read the Scripture together: Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11

Reflection: Stir Us Up

The Prophet Isaiah envisions a holy community where all people flourish and seek the good for each other, and it all begins with the anointing of the Holy Spirit. How...

December 10, 2017

Pray the Collect for This Sunday.

Read the Scripture Together: Mark 1:1-8

Reflection: Proclaim Good News 

God sent John the Baptist to proclaim the good news that we could repent, be forgiven, and return to God’s dream of restoration and salvation. John didn’t just cry out...

December 3, 2017

Pray the Collect for This Sunday.

Read the Scripture Together: Mark 13:24-72

Reflection: Keep Awake In the gospel, Jesus promises a new day is coming. He also urges people to wake and get ready. What does that mean for us? One of the earliest, hardest steps toward becoming a...

December 1, 2017

In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God ... Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together. -Isaiah 40:3,5

Advent is a season of preparation: shopping for gifts, decorating our homes and...