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Advent & Christmas eResources Children of the Light Advent Wreath-Making Workshop & Prayers

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Advent Wreath-Making Workshop & Prayers
Advent & Christmas eResources
Children of the Light

Children of the Light is two resources in one!

The Advent Wreath-Making Workshop is the perfect tool for putting together a fun intergenerational event that helps your people make their own Advent wreath and teaches them how to use it.  This a great way to bring faith into households and encourage prayer at home.  In our experience, children will encourage their parents to pray all the more with a wreath they have made together.  This part of the resource includes:

  • A detailed sample schedule for the event
  • A detailed supply list with suggestions for vendors
  • Recipes for Wassail (apple cider)
  • "Learning about Advent Wreaths" handout
  • "Blessing of Advent Wreaths" handout
  • Editable sign-up form, poster, and supply price sheet

Readings for Lighting the Advent Wreath includes two variations for prayer that can be used by families at home or in larger community settings four each week of Advent and during the Christmas season:

  • The adult reader version uses descriptive language to help create a holy space for prayer and meditation. A reader introduces the lighting and the people respond by singing a short line from a familiar Christmas hymn. 

  • The simplified version was designed for families with young children, and can be read aloud by children with some coaching.

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This is a downloadable, reproducible product sold with a lifetime parish or school license. Please read the full license terms below.

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This reproducible eResource is sold with a lifetime license for use within a parish, school, or diocesan office. You are allowed to make unlimited copies for use within your own community. You may also email these to members of your team or participants in your program. If you serve more than one parish or school, each should purchase its own license. You may not post our eResources to any web site without explicit permission to do so. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for cooperating with our honor system regarding our product licenses.

Format: eResource
Product code: LR103
Dimensions: 8½" x 11"
Length: 26 pages
The Pastoral Center / LeaderResources
Written by Tracey E. Herzer