Celebrate@Home

We invite you to join in The Advent Experience in your own home. Below you will find a list of activities and resources to help you continue the journey during the week with your family.

The Advent Wreath
We encourage a daily lighting of your wreath at the family evening meal and a weekly family devotional and lighting.
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Touching Wonder Book as a Daily Devotional
Download Touching Wonder Advent Study for FREE!
The advent book we are focused on church wide during Journey To Bethlehem is currently available in electronic format at no cost!  For a limited time, you can download a FREE copy to your ebook reader!
Visit your eReader/tablet store to download your free book.
Questions? Contact Rachel Eckard, x288.

Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas is a bold retelling of Luke 1-2, based on Eugene Peterson’s Message translation, that reads like a novel and invites readers to experience the Nativity with fresh wonder. To Eugene Peterson’s The Message Bible translation, John Blase adds his own storytelling voice, exploring the familiar events from multiple first-person viewpoints. What emerges is the intimate story of unlikely people—a frightened teenaged girl, a worried carpenter, a collection of senior citizens, a disillusioned young shepherd—meeting up with the divine as they bumble and stumble toward the realization that the little one just born is the One.

This retold story of Word made flesh invites readers to react appropriately—with eyes opened wide in wonder, jaws dropped in amazement, and hearts rejoicing. The beautiful design and Amanda Jolman’s lively line drawings make this book a fitting gift as well as a Christmas tradition that families will treasure for years to come.
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Family Faith Talk Weekly Devotional
This weekly devotional resource will be handed out through the children's and student's department each week. This weekly devotional resource is designed for families with children in mind to equip you for your weekly Faith Talk and Advent Candle lighting experience. 
Each week's devotional resource will be available below for you to download: (COMING SOON!)

December 1, 2013
December 8, 2013
December 15, 2013
December 22, 2013

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Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas Book
Copies of the Touching Wonder book will be available for pick up in the bookstore for anyone desiring to the read along with the sermon series and engage in what their children are learning if they are not able to participate in Journey to Bethlehem adult study.
 
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Invite Others
How will you invite others to join the journey this Advent Season?