No Shushing Allowed Advent

Advent services this year are for the entire family

We've changed everything this year. And I mean everything

After a short service with Christmas songs, the lighting of the candle, and a short devotional, there will be interactive stations in the Commons. One of them is the Hot Cocoa station! Don't miss this Sunday's at 4:30pm. Photo by Judith Doyle on Flickr

After a short service with Christmas songs, the lighting of the candle, and a short devotional, there will be interactive stations in the Commons. One of them is the Hot Cocoa station! Don't miss this Sunday's at 4:30pm. Photo by Judith Doyle on Flickr

We are not offering childcare. We want the kids in with us, including the extra movement and noise. No shushing allowed. 

Next, we will move into the commons area where there will be 4 interactive stations. One of them is the Hot Cocoa station!

Here's Aimee's explanation for her inspiration to change things up:

After deciding not offer Advent services this year, I kept thinking about being a kid in church and looking forward to the lighting of the Advent wreath each year. I remember watching the candles and anticipating that last one being lit on the 4th week.

I knew there was meaning in those candles from a young age. Though the candles and the wreath could be seen as just tradition, they can also be a great tool for deeper conversations.

Things are crazy busy, especially around Christmas, and this is a great way to be purposeful about preparing our hearts and anticipating the coming King no matter what age you are! 

Then all of these ideas just came flooding in. It was crazy!

I, for one, can't wait. I really need the focus Advent services provide. With them, I find that I don't "miss" Christmas like I use to. 

This is super family friendly and seeker friendly. Is there a family you can invite from work or your neighborhood?