Advent Resources

Advent Wreaths

  • Parishioners may pick up an oasis form and candles at the office Monday through Thursday between 10 am and 2 pm.
  • How to make an Advent Wreath (video) join Patti Riccardelli as she demonstrates creating your Advent Wreath.
  • Read about the history and traditions related to Advent Wreaths (Wikipedia).
  • Book of Common Prayer Advent Collects to use with your wreath: Traditional and Contemporary language.

Advent Calendars

  • History of Advent Calendars
  • Full Homely Divinity Advent Calendar: ‘Finding ourselves a bit frustrated by Advent Calendars that are more about Christmas than Advent, we decided to try our hand at creating our own online Advent Calendar.’
  • The Advent Calendar Project: ‘This December, Amplify Female Composers is excited to present this collaborative initiative. Listen to daily video broadcasts of Advent and Christmas choral music by female composers and arrangers, sung by participating parish, cathedral and university choirs from the US and UK.’
  • The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Advent Calendar (AFEDJ): ‘Open a door to a photo or a brief video for a glimpse into the lives of Holy Land Christians and the humanitarian ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.’
  • It’s a shape Christmas: ‘Started in 2011, here at MadeByShape we created a collaboration project that connected students, graduates, and industry professionals together. We created a digital advent calendar to enable creatives to create artwork free for download to end users on iPhone & iPad.’
  • Türchen: Create your own online Advent Calendar
  • Advent Paper Chain: ‘Try an Advent Calendar with a difference – an Advent paper chain. It is fun for the kids to make themselves and is an economical – as well as decorative, alternative to the shop-bought advent calendars.’

Parish Story Shelf

It has been a topsy-turvy year, and it appears it will continue being that way into 2021. We are trying new ways to build and strengthen our community. Visit the Parish Story Shelf to try our newest Advent and Christmas season experiment.