Living Advent Calendar: Celebrate Light!

Please join us in a daily activity as we seek joy, reach out, “cross the days off” the calendar, and approach Christmas. We’re posting suggestions outside the church building on our sign and are inviting neighbors to take part in this journey together.

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Each of the coming weeks has a theme, with daily action suggestions: 1) household activities 2) creating a child’s toy box 3) building a food box and 4) assembling a hygiene kit.  Those who participate may drop boxes they assemble off at the church or can choose how/where to donate them.

WEEK ONE: Sharing hope

Sunday:  Make a simple Advent wreath. (Four candles in a circle, with a central candle; greens surrounding the circle) Light the first candle today.

Monday:  Cut/color stars for your doors. Use tin foil or construction paper — or make a  paper tree chain, naming something that creates joy for you on each link.

Tuesday:  Send a card or write a note to someone living alone or far from home            

Wednesday:  Make a pinecone bird feeder (Spread peanut butter on pinecone, roll in birdseed & hang with a wire or ribbon in a tree)

Thursday : Listen to a piece of music or watch a show from a Christmas concert or play

Friday: Choose an alternative gift that gives twice – check out one of the organizations below or see one of the alternative giving fair sites in our region

Saturday:         Make Christmas cookies and take a plate/to a neighbor or friend

Alternative gifts:

SERRV International:  http://serrv.org/?a=Sharing Fair (use SESNOWMAN20 promo code) New Community Project:  https://www.newcommunity project.org/ Heifer Internationalhttp://www.heifer.org

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