An Illustrated Advent for Families: Do Not Be Afraid

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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.

Ways to use:

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 virtual Sunday School program.

Purchase details:

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.

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Pricing:

We aim to make the price of our products both accessible and fair, and so we ask that you select the appropriate option for your church size. While we don't have a way of verifying your church size, we trust that you'll make the correct selection. This ensures that we're able to continue to provide low-cost options for individual families and small churches with even more modest budgets.

Below is a list of the themes for each of the five weekly devotionals:

Week 1: Do Not Be Afraid to Hold Hope
Scripture: Read Luke 1:26–45

Week 2: Do Not Be Afraid to Bring Peace
Read Luke 1:46–55

Week 3: Do Not Be Afraid to Practice Joy
Read Luke 2:1–14

Week 4: Do Not Be Afraid to Choose Love
Read Luke 2:15–20

Christmas
Read Luke 2:1–7 on Christmas Eve & Luke 2:20 on Christmas

We have an ever-growing catalog of Advent products for both families and churches, including large format posters. You can view all of our Advent products here.

If you're looking for a quick craft for either your family or for a church program, check out these Advent activities:

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