With this Together in Advent Family Worship Series, help families come together during this busy time of year to focus more on the reason for the season: Jesus. Each week in the series family members of all generations will gather together in a more informal setting to contemplate being present, sending peace, sharing joy and wrapping in love. A simple order of service, a short sermon, song suggestions and ideas for activities and crafts are included for each week.
- Week 1: Be Present (Malachi 3:1-7): Instead of spending all our time in Advent buying presents, we in God’s family set aside space to be present for one another, as Christ is coming to be present with us. Families will think of ways to be present for others in Advent.
- Week 2: Send Peace (Micah 5:2-5a): Beyond sending cards this Advent to loved ones this season, we do all we can as the family of God to send peace in all our messages to one another because the Prince of Peace is on his way. Families will make cards that send peace.
- Week 3: Share Joy (Zephaniah 3:14-20): In this time when we share cookies and other treats with one another, we share joy with those around us that they might taste and see that the Lord is good to us through the birth of his Son. Families will write joyful messages to include with cookie deliveries.
- Week 4: Wrap in Love (1 John 4:7-12): In this season of hustle and bustle, we move from wrapping presents to wrapping people in love, as Mary wrapped the Christ Child so lovingly in swaddling clothes. Families will design gift tags that highlight the love of the greatest Gift of all, Jesus.
Kit includes everything you need for each service as well as a CD-ROM (Mac/PC) with the text of the entire kit in .rtf (rich text format), a list of contemporary music song suggestions for each service and PowerPoint documents of all the services with images and text (along with a copyright release) for use on screens. Kits are not returnable.