#Advent” – “My Advent Box” – Advent begins this Sunday, November 29th, 2020. Please join us as we celebrate Christmas together.

My Advent Box Instructions

Download Pastor Dave’s letter by right clicking below – https://nycshepherd.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/letter-from-pastor-dave-1.pdf

Personal and Family Advent Kit Instructions

  1. Having opened your box check and see that you have the following items

One letter from Pastor Dave

One Advent Devotional

3 purples candles

1 pink candle

1 white candle

5 wooden candle holders

One small green wreath

One candle lighter

One Christmas Carol Songbook

One Gospel of Luke

One book of Christmas readings

One limited edition Calvary Chapel Christmas ornament

  • Open and read the letter from Pastor Dave
  • Arrange your Advent wreath in a place you can gather and light the candles every day
  • 3 purple and one pink candle on the outside of the wreath circle, white candle in the middle
  • Candle meaning – One purple – Hope, One purple  – Peace,   One Pink – Joy, One purple – love, one white – Christ
  • Each day/night of Advent (Sunday, November 29th – Saturday, December 26th) gather and follow the instructions below. It is recommended that you do this at the same time very day but everyone’s schedule is different). Please also consider sending a selfie of your time together to avent@calvarychapelsi.org or sharing your time with others through a zoom or facetime call.

Every day during week one (Sunday, November 29th – Saturday, December 5th) have someone light one purple candle, you will call this the hope candle,  and have someone read the devotional or listen to the devotional through the app or other social media platform, for that day. Discuss using the discussion questions in the devotional. Have someone close in prayer.

Optional – Supplement the reading if you wish from the gospel of Luke or the Christmas reading book.

Optional – Sing a Carol from the Christmas Carol book

Every day during week two (Sunday, December 6th– Saturday, December 12th) have someone light one purple candle, you will call this the hope candle and light a second purple candle you will call the peace candle,  and have someone read the devotional or listen to the devotional through the app or other social media platform, for that day. Discuss using the discussion questions in the devotional. Have someone close in prayer.

Optional – Supplement the reading if  you wish from the gospel of Luke or the Christmas reading book.

Optional – Sing a Carol from the Christmas Carol book

Every day during week three (Sunday, December 13th– Saturday, December 19th) have someone light one purple candle, you will call this the hope candle and light a second purple candle you will call this the peace candle,  and light the pink candle, you will call this the joy candle and have someone read the devotional or listen to the devotional through the app or other social media platform, for that day. Discuss using the discussion questions in the devotional. Have someone close in prayer.

Optional – Supplement the reading if  you wish from the gospel of Luke or the Christmas reading book.

Optional – Sing a Carol from the Christmas Carol book

Every day during week four (Sunday, December 20th– Wednesday, December 23rd ) have someone light one purple candle, you will call this the hope candle and light a second purple candle you will call the peace candle, and light the pink candle, you will call this the joy candle and light the final purple candle, you will call this the love candle,  and have someone read the devotional or listen to the devotional through the app or other social media platform, for that day. Discuss using the discussion questions in the devotional. Have someone close in prayer.

Optional – Supplement the reading if you wish from the gospel of Luke or the Christmas reading book.

Optional – Sing a Carol from the Christmas Carol book

Every day during week five (Thursday, December 24th– Saturday, December 26th ) have someone light one purple candle, you will call this the hope candle and light a second purple candle you will call the peace candle, and light the pink candle, you will call this the joy candle and light the final purple candle, you will call this the love candle,  and light the white candle,  you will call this the Christ candle and have someone read the devotional or listen to the devotional through the app or other social media platform, for that day. Discuss using the discussion questions in the devotional. Have someone close in prayer.

Optional – Supplement the reading if you wish from the gospel of Luke or the Christmas reading book.

Optional – Sing a Carol from the Christmas Carol book

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