New and updated Advent resources for congregations, dioceses, and communities of faith are now available! Also offered again this year are digital Christmas Eve services. All resources are available here: https://episcopalchurch.org/advent-and-christmas-resources
Digital Invitation Kit for Advent (English, Spanish, and French). An Advent Digital Invitation Kit is available now to help congregations invite people to enter into this season of preparation. The theme of the Advent Digital Invitation Kit is inspired by Mark 1:3 and Isaiah 40:3 “the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” and includes: a customizable poster, postcard, and flyer; a social media-ready graphic; and a Facebook cover image.
Journeying the Way of Love Advent curriculum and Advent calendar (English and Spanish; calendar available in French). A four-week Advent curriculum and Advent calendar pegged to readings and themes from the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke that incorporate Way of Love practices and the nativity/infancy narrative of Jesus to enable participants to grow spiritually during this season of preparation.
AdventWord (English, Spanish and Haitian Creole; ASL videos). Sign up to receive a daily word, visual and short written meditation. This global effort asks participants to post a reflection of where they find the #AdventWord as part of their spiritual journey.
Sermons for Advent and Christmas. This is a compilation of Advent and Christmas sermons from some of the best preachers in the Episcopal Church.
Bulletin inserts (English and Spanish). Bulletin inserts for each Sunday in Advent are designed to complement the revised Advent Calendar and Journeying the Way of Love Advent curriculum. Available in full page, one-sided and half page, double-sided formats.
Advent reflections. Episcopal Migration Ministries will offer weekly advent reflections on the EMM blog and on the Hometown podcast. Hometown episodes can be found on SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play and iTunes.
Christmas Eve programs. The Episcopal Church is offering digital Christmas Eve services on December 24, making Christmas Eve worship accessible to those not attending a service or program at a local church. More information on the digital Christmas Eve programs will be available here in the coming weeks.