An Illustrated Advent for Families: Do Not Be Afraid
Note: This is a digital product. No physical product will be shipped to you.
Our Illustrated Advent for Families is an opportunity for families to take time each week during the Advent season to be intentional and focus on their faith. You'll receive five weekly family devotions, coloring & activity pages, and an Advent calendar.
Who is it for?
Most churches will purchase this and give it to families in their community. It's also great for individual families to purchase to use on their own. We've also had churches with intergenerational Advent programming use it for multi-age gatherings.
An Illustrated Advent for Families: Do Not Be Afraid is an opportunity for families to take time each week during the Advent season to be intentional and focus on their faith.
These weekly reflections explore our theme, "Do Not Be Afraid," which is found in Jesus’ birth story in the Gospel of Luke.
What You Will Receive
- Five Family Devotions: Weekly family devotions include a suggested scripture to read, a short reflection, discussion questions, an activity, a coloring page, and a prayer.
- Paper Crafts: Each paper craft connects to the weekly themes of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.
- Advent Calendar: Our Advent Calendar starts on December 1, and each day brings an opportunity to complete a simple activity as a family. We consider families' busy lives, so the activities are short and meaningful without distracting from the real purpose—family time.
How You Can Use It
Churches often purchase this and send it home with parents to use during Advent. An Illustrated Advent for Families also makes a great addition to the Advent boxes you might be putting together to send home to families. One could also adapt it to use for a Sunday School program.
After completing your purchase, you'll instantly receive a link to download the PDF. You will find everything you need in the PDF, and then you can share it with the families in your church and community. Please refer to the information included in the PDF on best practices for sharing our products with your community.
Below is a list of the themes for each of the five weekly devotionals:
Week 1: Do Not Be Afraid to Hold Hope
Scripture: Luke 1:26–45
Week 2: Do Not Be Afraid to Bring Peace
Scripture: Luke 1:46–55
Week 3: Do Not Be Afraid to Practice Joy
Scripture: Luke 2:1–14
Week 4: Do Not Be Afraid to Choose Love
Scripture: Luke 2:15–20
Scripture: Read Luke 2:1–7 on Christmas Eve & Luke 2:20 on Christmas