Celebrating Advent

Hi Friends,

Yesterday we started our celebration of the Advent season as we anticipate celebrating the coming of Jesus Christ.  The Holiday season is typically marked with a lot of hustle and bustle.  However, I would encourage each one of you to consider what you can do to find time to stop, slow down and consider afresh what the coming of Jesus means for you, your family, and your neighbors.  

To help towards that end I want to pass on to you a list of resources that Megan Crowell, our deacon of children’s ministry, put together last year.  I hope this serves to help you get into a rhythm of remembering what we are truly celebrating this Christmas.

God bless you!

Pastor Jeff

FOR TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS:

http://www.amazon.com/M-Manger-Crystal-Bowman/dp/1496401956/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448851962&sr=1-1&keywords=m+is+for+manger

 

FOR FAMILIES WITH VARYING AGES:

http://www.myoverthinking.com/2015/11/28/the-story-has-just-begun-advent-readings/

http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Manger-Calendar-Adventures-Odyssey/dp/1589978242/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448851910&sr=1-2&keywords=focus+on+the+family+advent

http://cdn.desiringgod.org/pdf/books_btgt/btgt.pdf

FOR FAMILIES WITH OLDER KIDS:

http://www.amazon.com/Prepare-Him-Room-Celebrating-Devotional/dp/1939946530

http://www.amazon.com/Christ-Christmas-Family-Advent-Celebration/dp/0891096051/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448851935&sr=1-1&keywords=christ+in+christmas

FOR ADULTS:

http://www.amazon.com/Behold-Lamb-God-Russ-Ramsey/dp/0988963280/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448852002&sr=1-1&keywords=behold+the+lamb

http://www.desiringgod.org/books/the-dawning-of-indestructible-joy

http://www.desiringgod.org/books/good-news-of-great-joy

FOR MUSIC LOVERS:

http://www.myoverthinking.com/2013/12/11/preparing-christmas-song-advent-hymns/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/behold-lamb-god-10th-anniversary/id343446118

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/prepare-him-room-celebrating/id1056220580