Advent

Posted by Dianne Whitney on Oct 25th 2020

Advent

The weeks of Advent remind us to set aside some of the hectic business of the holiday season, and to quietly reflect on the promise of the baby born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago

Often, we lose sight of the point of this season because we get caught up in our preparations for Christmas and arrive at Christmas no more transformed than we were at the start of Advent.

The Gift Shop is filled with wonderful ways to keep this time spiritual and prepare your family for the coming, or birth of the Lord, Jesus

Advent Wreaths

 Holy Family Advent candle holder in painted resin with contemporary accents

   This popular design is highlighted with purple ribbons and pinecones.   

Joy to the World - What could be more familiar than the Christmas story--and yet what could be more extraordinary? Yet Christmas is made familiar all over again by showing it to be a family story. Christmas, as it appears in the New Testament, is the story of a father, a mother, and a child--their relationship, their interactions, their principles, their individual lives, and their common life.

Faithful Families for Advent and Christmas is brimming over with wonderful, easy suggestions to help you do just that. This book includes prayers, practices, and stories, grouped by different themes of the Advent and Christmas season, from Decorating, to Family Time, to Giving, to Telling the Story, and more. Practices include: Making an Advent Wreath, Christmas Card prayers, Hot Chocolate Gratitude Party, Year Round Christmas Gift, Silent Night Star Walk, Birthday Party for Jesus, Leaving Hay for Camels, Memory Box for the Year to Come, and many, many more!

Look! A Child’s Guide to Advent and Christmas presents Advent as special time for waiting and watching—paying attention—to the ways God comes to us.
Told from the point of a view of a child, the story weaves together familiar Advent traditions like the Jesse tree and the Advent wreath, biblical stories and characters, and reflections on what these stories call us to do and be.

Do not forget the Advent Calendars!

A fun, yet traditional way to countdown to the birth of Christ. The shop is filled with a wide assortment of Advent Calendars. Each has 24 windows to open daily to reveal the story of the Nativity. Many also contain a small piece of milk chocolate!