We are gearing up for Advent which is just a little over a week away! Although this year looks different, we have plenty of creative options for families of all ages. “Do Not Be Afraid,” is an appropriate theme for this difficult time: Our Advent readings and teachings will be rich with comfort and support as we get through the holidays living through a pandemic. As this Sunday wraps up our last recorded Godly Play, the following four weeks will include options for families to explore this sacred season in their own homes, at their own time. On Saturday and Sunday, November 28 and 29, I will be delivering these Family Advent Boxes that include weekly envelopes to open together—chock full of readings, crafts and options to reflect upon the season. Be on the lookout for a special package delivered to your door that weekend!
Additionally, we are excited to launch our cleverly written Christmas Pageant from Illustrated Ministry! There are roles for everyone who would be interested and they can be videotaped at home and sent to us. Stay tuned for a call or email from Reverend Lisa or I who will inquire if you and your youth/teen actors are game to shoot a scene for us! The final project will be unveiled closer to Christmas.
Finally, our teens will launch an Advent service project of their choosing and we will make that announcement after our Teen Zoom meeting on Sunday, November 29, at 4:00 p.m.
Peace and safekeeping to you and yours!