2019 Advent Resources

2019 Advent Resources

Advent is a special time of preparation and anticipation, as well as the beginning of the liturgical year. We hope these resources will help you enter deeply into this season of love, hope, peace, and joy.

AdventWord

For the sixth year in a row, #AdventWord will gather prayers via a global, online Advent calendar. Virginia Theological Seminary is offering meditations and images during this holy season beginning Sunday, December 1.

Images and meditations can be experienced via the #AdventWord website, direct daily emails, and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and ASL videos via YouTube.

#AdventWord website

St. Edward’s Text Reflections

St. Edward’s, Silverton invites you to join their daily, text-based Advent reflection group. They will text you a brief daily prayer or meditation to help frame the Advent season without adding a lot of extra time or activity. To pray with them for this season, text StEd to 84576.

St. Edward’s website

Events

Advent Quiet Day: a time of prayer and reflection with the Rev. Dr. Maria McDowell, sponsored by the St. Benedict’s Guild.
St. John the Baptist, Portland
December 7, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Details)

Advent Retreat: a time exploring the realm of angels, holy messengers of God in our lives.
Grace, Astoria
December 7, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Details)

Lessons and Carols: a traditional service of interspersed song and Scripture for the season of Advent. Many churches will hold these services, including:

St. Paul’s, Salem
December 1, 4:00 p.m. (Details)

Trinity Cathedral, Portland
December 1, 5:00 p.m. (Details)

Ascension, Portland
December 8, 10:00 a.m. (Details)

Good Samaritan, Corvallis
December 15, 3:00 p.m. (Details)

St. Timothy’s, Salem
December 15, 6:00 p.m. (Details)

St. Barnabas, McMinnville
December 15, 6:30 p.m. (Details)

Grace, Astoria
December 21, 4:00 p.m. (Details)

St. John’s, Milwaukie
December 21, 4:00 p.m. (Details)

Way of Love

For the season of Advent, Journeying the Way of Love offers four curriculum sessions as well as a Advent calendar to help us understand how we can live the Way of Love as individuals, as families and friends, as a community, and out in the world.

Way of Love Advent website

Advent Conspiracy

Advent Conspiracy is a movement of churches, families, friends, and organizations who have made the declaration to celebrate Christmas in a radical, God honoring way. The four tenets of Advent Conspiracy are simple but life changing: Worship Fully. Spend Less. Give More. Love All.

Advent Conspiracy website

ERD Advent Toolkit

This Advent toolkit provides tools and inspiration to help your diocese, congregation, or group plan, construct, and host an Advent campaign to support Episcopal Relief & Development through Gifts for Life. Resources include an Advent Activities Guide, an Advent Calendar, and tips for planning an Advent campaign.

ERD Advent Toolkit website

EMM Advent Reflections

Episcopal Migration Ministries will offer weekly advent reflections on the EMM blog and on the Hometown podcast.

Episcopal Migration Ministries website