Erin works her music magic again! Here is 2022's Advent playlist:
Instant Advent - Sparkhouse's App with daily Advent segments.
Following the Star - Free online daily devotional with verses, music and reflections.
An Illuminated Advent - Jan Richardson's gorgeous Online Advent retreat. REGISTER NOW. "This online retreat is not about adding one more thing to your holiday schedule! It is about helping you enter deep into this season that shimmers with mystery and possibility. Offering a space of elegant simplicity as you journey toward Christmas, the Illuminated retreat fits easily into the rhythm of your days."
Excellent Advent Books -
Night Visions, by Jan Richardson
The Season of the Nativity, by Sybil MacBeth
Preparing for Christmas, by Richard Rohr
Watch for the Light: Readings for Christmas and Advent,
with excerpts from Annie Dillard, Henri Nouwen, C.S. Lewis, Dorothy Day, and more.
God in the Manger: Reflections on Advent, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas, by Ann Voscamp
Other Helpful Resources -
Resources for helping Christmas and Advent be meaningful, e.g., giving more presence and less presents. See the video below and follow the link for more ideas and info.
Downloadable Advent Calendars & Resources-
DIY Daily Advent prayer Calendar
Mark the day-by-day journey to Christmas by praying/drawing on a blank calendar template. Pray for a person or write and meditate on an Advent word each day. Just the small amount of time it takes to fill the space with doodles and color each day can create a time of quiet, reflection, and listening to God. Great for adults and kids!
Ideas for Living Joyfully: Forty Days of Celtic Advent and the Twelve Days of Christmas 2022
Printable Activity Calendar - great for adults (and kids too)
Advent Calendar 2021
Downloadable Daily Advent calendar to color with scripture.
Advent Photo-a-Day Challenge
From Rethink Church and the United Methodists, take a photo a day and post on FB or Instagram as an Advent practice.