2016 Advent Resources
You know, a mystery is hard to enter sometimes. That is why this time of Advent is so important. Sometimes people can walk right through a mystery and not even know it is there. This time of year you will see people hurrying in the malls buying things and doing this and that, but they will miss the Mystery. They don’t know how to get ready or maybe they just forgot.
The church learned a long time ago that people need a way to get ready or even come close to a mystery like Christmas. During this time, we are all on the way to Bethlehem. We are all making the journey that was not just back then: It is also now… -- from the "Godly Play Advent Story"
As the church, how can we better get ready for the mystery of Christmas this year, at home, in worship, in special community gatherings, in our learning about faith? Is there an age group in your congregation that hasn’t had a chance to connect this fall? Are there areas of Christian life that need a chance to come to the forefront? What needs and opportunities do you see?
We are here to help you brainstorm,implement, connect with each other: please let us know how we can help you get ready for the Mystery of Christmas.
Advent Resources for individuals and for congregations are available here.