Christmas 2020

Advent Resources

Here are a few ways in which you can prepare for the season of Advent:

  • Keep a journal.
  • Create an Advent collage with images of ‘preparation’.
  • Find your favourite Carols. During Advent, read or sing [sadly, alone] or listen online to a carol each day or week and seek out its message for you.
  • Listen to Brian Draper:
    The theme of his Advent 2020 series is:

    “A thrill of hope,
    the weary world rejoices,
    For yonder breaks,
    a new and glorious morn…”

  • Choose a Psalm to accompany your Advent journey. Select a pre-loved Psalm or, in no particular order: Psalm 96, 139, 92, 84, 90, 69, 67, 57, 4, 5, 23, 27, 19, 22… read very slowly and savour the words and/or read aloud/record yourself and listen.
  • Join the ‘Days of Prayer’ Zoom Gatherings on Friday 11th December at 10am, 4pm, or 8pm [email office for details]
  • Light a candle once, or twice, a day and wait, in quietness of spirit, for an amount of time you chose.
  • Choose one of God’s names or Jesus’ names or the name of the Holy Spirit and repeat it over and over; draw it, colour, it, paint it, write it, imagine it in solid form, consider its qualities…
  • Read the birth narratives from Luke and Matthew’s Gospels but look for something you have not noticed before and ask why…