Seeds of Hope: in a Time of Waiting – Advent 2018 Resources

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"Seeds of Hope: In A Time of Waiting" is an Advent resource that includes Advent candle lighting liturgies for church and home as well as action items that provide  opportunities for individuals, families, and/or congregational engagement during the season of Advent. These resources were written by Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball especially for United Methodists in The West Virginia Conference. 

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Advent 1 - The Promise based on Isaiah 9:2-6

Advent 2 - The Message based on Luke 1:26-33

Advent 3 - The Arrival based on Luke 2:3-7

Advent 4 - The Announcement based on Luke 2:8-12

Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day - The Adoration based on Luke 2:15-18

Advent 1- The Promise based on Isaiah 9:2,6

Advent 2 - The Message based on Luke 1:26-33

Advent 3 - The Arrival based on Luke 2:3-7

Advent 4 - The Announcement based on Luke 2:8-12

Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day- The Adoration based on Luke 2:15-18

In these dimmed days of Advent, we are called to remember, we are called to prepare, we are called to make way.

Our hope awaits Jesus. It is out of the darkness that light appears as light.

It is out of our hope and through our preparation; it is out of our faith in Christ and actions taken out of that faith that light is born. We hope for the Advent of Christ, and as we wait we prepare by bringing forth Christ’s light.

Please share these opportunities for engagement outside of worship with your congregation each week during the season of Advent. 

Downloads are formatted as bulletin inserts and are provided below in both color and black and white versions.

Seeds of Hope in a Time of Waiting Booklet

Five weeks' worth of Advent liturgies and engagement ideas in booklet form! (Prints on US Letter 2-sided) Click image to download.

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