Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of Advent & Christmas Activities. Here you'll find:
If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.
Devotionals for All Ages
Featured Advent Films - multiple gorgeous films of varying lengths; share with many ages in worship, study, devotional time, etc.
SALT Project created Advent Lighting Litanies
The Birth of Jesus Advent Calendar unfolds to become a diorama; includes a different figure to place in the scene from December 1 to 26; re-usable.
Also see Agostino Traini's The Birth of Jesus: A Christmas Pop-Up Book!
Advent + Instagram: Photo-a-Day Challenge: Worship Times has the resources!
Keeping Watch Under Pandemic Skies; includes a reading, reflection, prayer, song and an action for meditation and prayer.
Books and resources to help prepare for Advent in a spirit of hope; for individual or small group study or in classrooms.
Wired Magazine's What Should You Do about Holiday Gatherings and Covid-19? can help in family and congregational conversations - including creative alternatives.
The ELCA's First Third of Life team curated a great list of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany resources.
Make a loan, change a life.
With Kiva you can lend a small amount of money and make a big change in someone's life. It's fast and easy to get started.
ELCA World Hunger encourage addressing local, regional and global hunger.
Seasonally appropriate materials guide congregations in specific actions and provide for worship and study.
Illustrated Ministry shares this list of worthy Advent & Christmas giving: