Advent 2021 Resources for Worship and Study

Advent this year starts right after Thanksgiving, on Sunday, November 28th. As we move from the fall into Advent in preparation for the coming of the Christ child, many of us will begin to think about a special Advent practice. Here are some resources you might want to consider. These are all free, but require either having an email address or access to the Internet to download materials.
AdventWord is a global, online Advent calendar. Join an international community in
prayer to explore the mystery and wonder of Advent! In its eighth year, Christians
around the world are joined together as each day of Advent invites a focus on a particular word drawn from the lectionary. (https://adventword.org/en/home/)
Journeying the Way of Love is an Advent Curriculum from the Episcopal Church, explores the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke which offers pattern for understanding how we can live the Way of Love as individuals, as families and friends, as a community, and out in the world. Although designed for small groups it can be adapted for home study with family. (https://www.episcopalchurch.org/journeying-way-love/)
• Check out this awesome Advent Calendar which offers daily suggestions for engaging in the seven practices that encompass the Way of Love: turn, learn, pray, worship, bless,
go, and rest. Use it as a standalone resource–keep it at your desk or on your fridge and
refer to it every day! (https://www.episcopalchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/10/Advent-2021-Calendar.pdf )
Forward Movement offers several Advent meditation guides. It might be a too late to
order the hard copy version, however, most are available in Kindle and Apple Books format. Check here for the Advent and Christmas offerings:
https://www.forwardmovement.org/Products/CategoryCenter/FMCHR/
Advent__Christmas.aspx