The “How To’s” of Advent

Advent is

  • A teaching tool for such a time as this
  • A time for solemn contemplation
  • Increased family devotional time
    • A devotion a day – Use one of our printed or online Advent Readings
    • Use a Jesse Tree or Advent Wreath
    • Patiently include children as readers and prayers
    • Surprise your spouse by initiating conversations about faith
    • Invite someone to watch on TV
    • Read one of the Gospels – John
    • Reading – to learn about Jesus
    • Reconnect with family and friends
  • Cultivate a non-family faith friend
    • phone – text – email – take a walk together (masked) – sit outside on the porch or in the yard – call using Facetime
    • If you agree, invite others to join in a safe, comfortable way
  • On YouTube, listen to presentations by
    • Walter Brueggemann
    • N.T. Wright
    • Amy-Jill Levine
    • Barbara Brown Taylor
    • Richard Rohr
    • Diane Eck
    • Brian McLaren
    • Sister Joan Chittister
    • Sister Simone Campbell
    • Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

  • Pray – like your life and others’ lives depends on it. Make a prayer covenant with another person – a time each day


By Dr. Lewis Johnson