Advent

Advent runs from Sunday, November 27 through Saturday, December 24. Advent is a season of the liturgical calendar when Christians observe a period of waiting both for the Nativity of Jesus and His second coming. It's a time for us to prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus.

Advent Resources

Below you will find some advent material for all ages. Feel free to browse the entire list or click on one of the buttons to go directly to your preferred list.

Featured Resources

The Light Before Christmas

This new four-week Advent family devotional was highlighted at our Advent Mom’s Night Out. It uses a story of a girl and her grandmother preparing for Christmas to introduce each week. There are three devotionals a week that guide your family through a study of light and darkness to discover how the theme of light weaves its way through the Christmas story and God’s plan of salvation. Each devotional includes a Scripture for the day, an object lesson, a focus Scripture, a question to discuss as a family, a song to sing together, and a prayer. We preordered copies of this book. If you are interested in one, please contact Moriah Leeds.

2022 Advent Guide

Need something simple and free? This is perfect for your family with kids of any age that focuses on the 4 key words of Advent: hope, love, joy, and peace. Each week there is one page with discussion questions, scripture readings, explanations, songs and prayer prompts plus an activity. You can download this guide at home and we will have some printed copies at the church the next few weeks on the parent resource walls. 

Kids/Families

25 Days

For families with younger kids. This 25 Day study introduces a character or symbol from the bible each day with short reading, family activity and questions. There are also several pages at the end to write in Christmas memories over the years.

Way to the Manger

For families with preschool through elementary. There are 6 days of short devotionals for the 4 weeks of advent. There are questions, activity suggestions, and memory maker sections. 

Prepare Him Room

For families with elementary through middle school kids. This devotion has 3 parts for each of the 4 weeks of advent. There are suggested songs, verses, questions, a story and activities to guide your time together.

Little Hearts

For families with babies through middle school. This study gives tips in the beginning how to modify for different ages within that span. There are 25 days of scriptures, readings and questions for the family.

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift

For families with babies through elementary. There are 25 days each with a bible reading, a storybook style reading, questions and suggested activities. Along with the book you gain access to printable ornaments that correlate to each day.  

Unwrapping Names of Jesus

For individuals or families with upper elementary through high school. This devotional starts each week with a guided lighting of the advent candle time. Then there are 5 days each week focusing on a name of Jesus accompanied by additional activities. 

A Jesus Christmas

For families with elementary or middle school kids. This 25 day family devotional for Advent follows the pattern of Explore, Engage, Explain and Enter In as it takes you through key passages that tell the good news and God’s amazing plan for Christmas.   

Family Advent Devotional

For families with elementary through adults. This devotional has free videos that correlates to each of the 4 weeks of studyEach day there are scripture readings, conversation prompts for all ages and prayer prompts

Advent: The Coming of Jesus

For individuals or families of any age. This is the guide that we used last year in the advent to go bags. It has an individual and family devotional sections with scriptures, questions, activities and songs. We have a few left over guides available upon request.  

Advent Collection

The She Reads Truth website has resources for women, men, and kids. They have individual guides, family bundles and children’s books. They also have good material year-round 

Jesus Storybook Bible

This Advent guide corresponds with the Storybook Bible and includes a reading guide, printable ornaments, activities. and coloring pages. {FREE}

Simple Christmas

For families with kids in elementary school. This printable advent calendar has 25 days of scripture, questions, prayers, memory versesand suggested videos. Plus there is a printable tree with an ornament that can be added each day. {FREE}

Adults

Every Moment Holy

This digital Advent Journal has one liturgy per week with a few journal starter questions. Liturgies contained in the journal can be found in Every Moment Holy, Volume 1.

Come Let Us Adore Him

This book of daily readings for the month of December by best-selling author Paul David Tripp will help you slow down, prepare your heart, and focus on what matters most: adoring our Savior, Jesus.

Come, Thou

An anthology of Advent readings collected from the writings and sermons of 22 classic and contemporary theologians and Bible teachers.

The Dawning

These 25 brief devotional readings from John Piper begin on December 1 and carry us to Christmas Day. Our hope is that God would use these meditations to deepen and sweeten your adoration of Jesus and help you keep him at the center of your Christmas season.

God is in the Manger

Forty devotions that guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Advent and Christmas, from waiting and mystery to redemption, incarnation, and joy.

From Heaven

Advent is as much about looking back as it is looking ahead—back to Christ’s incarnation, ahead to His return. From Heaven combines A. W. Tozer’s best reflections on these two themes to help us better appreciate the season of Advent.

Unwrapping Names of Jesus

For individuals or families with upper elementary through high school. This devotional starts each week with a guided lighting of the advent candle time. Then there are 5 days each week focusing on a name of Jesus accompanied by additional activities.

Advent: The Coming of Jesus

For individuals or families of any age. This is the guide that we used last year in the advent to go bags. It has an individual and family devotional sections with scriptures, questions, activities and songs. We have a few left over guides available upon request.  

Advent - Derwin Gray

For small groups or individuals. This is a video series on Right Now media that has a study guide to go with it. The study invites you in to learn about Jesus as King and what that means for you as you think, feel and interact with others.  

Playlists

Advent Playlist #1
Advent Playlist #2
Advent Playlist #3
Advent Playlist #4

The Light Before Christmas

Song Videos

Schedule

Holiday Services

Christmas Eve | Saturday, December 24, 5:00 PM
Christmas Morning | Sunday, December 25, 10:45 AM
New Year’s Day | Sunday, January 1, 10:45 AM

Advent Messages

Hope

November 27

Love

December 4 

Peace

December 11

Joy

December 18

Jesus

December 24 | 5:00 PM

Christmas

December 25 | 10:45 AM