Advent Resources

New Advent Resources Available Now!

For the 2020 advent season we will have two new resources for you as you plan for the Christmas season.

Download an online Advent Journal Advent Journal 2020The journal offers daily scripture and a reflection prompt and includes suggestions from Columbia’s Spirituality Program on how to deepen your prayer life for this advent. Download the Advent Journal 2020 now. We’d love to know your thoughts on the Advent journal and how you used it. Please email Julie Bailey, Director Alumni & Church Relations, BaileyJ@ctsnet.edu with your comments.

Plan to tune in to Office Hours: An Online Pop-Up Bible Study. Office Hours is designed to meet the needs of pastors and congregations during this time of social distancing. From Nov. 29 to Dec. 20, the topic will be a thematic study on the figure of Mary in the New Testament and beyond. Topics include Mary in early Christian thought, Mary in the Qu’ran and Islam, and Mary in Orthodox Christianity and in Christian Art. Sign up for Office Hours below.

An Advent prayer from Martha Moore-Keish, J.B. Green Professor of Theology:

Light of the world,
We feel the darkness pressing in all around us.
The bombs rain down.
The bullets fly.
The forces of oppression bear down on bodies of color in this and every land.
And what do you offer us, O Lord of mercy? Not much.
A spark of light.
A morsel of bread.
A wailing child.

And yet:
May this light scatter the darkness.
May this bread multiply and feed our aching hunger.
May the cries of this child awaken a sleepy world,
That we may see You again among us: O Light, O Bread, O Child of the Living One.

 

Past Advent Resources:

2018 Advent Resource Page

2017 Advent Resource Page

2016 Advent Journal

2015 Advent Journal

Breathing Into Advent by Sarah Walker Cleaveland

Downloading Advent by Sarah Erickson

Fa La La La La, Blah Blah Blah: Or How I Survived Advent with Grace by Michael Kirby

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