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Faith Formation: Devotionals

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Young Adult & Adult Devotionals

CNOB - Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and BermudaJourney to Bethlehem

written by Tori Smit
Regional Minister for Faith Formation for
the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda

Advent Devotions for Families

November 27 - December 25, 2022

“Divine Nebula: Reimagining Advent” at Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice
Unbound publishes weekly devotional reflections during the Advent and Christmas seasons that center on social justice.

Where to Find: Unbound website
Denominational Affiliation: Presbyterian Church USA
Cost: free

All Creation Waits

Members of the Northern Illinois Synod (ELCA) Creation Care Committee created an Advent devotional video series based on Gayle Boss's All Creation Waits. Find Dec. 1's Painted Turtle focus here.

Abide With Us: An Advent Devotional     Advent in Plain Sight     All Creation Waits — Children's Edition               

Cover of Come, Emmanuel     Expecting Emmanuel     The First Advent in Palestine: Reversals, Resistance, and the Ongoing Complexity of Hope          Glow | 2023 Advent-Christmastide Devotional     9781506480565h     The Holy in the Night          I Am Mary Advent Devotional          In Days to Come                         The Living Nativity          Ordinary Blessings for the Christmas Season: Prayers, Poems, and Meditations          Mary Oliver Advent Cover Mockup.jpg          Preparing for Christmas     Cover of Prophets and Promises     Rise Up, Shepherd!               A Surprising God          Traveling with our Ancestors Advent Devotional                    What's Left of the Night | 2022 Advent-Christmastide Devotional

Family & Intergenerational Devotionals

These Twelve Days | A Family Guide to After-Christmas Celebrations (Kasperson and Lachecki)These Twelve Days is the ideal resource for families who want to deepen the meaning of Christmas and celebrate the holiday through Epiphany.

A Bible open on a table with Christmas lights in background.Help provide space for soaking in the theological gifts of Christmas with simple prayer cards to use Christmas Eve through Epiphany. The prayers seek to address some of the core theological components of Christ’s birth in a basic and accessible way for all ages.
Download prayer cards pdf with four (4) cards per page here.

Download prayer cards pdf with one (1) card per page here.

Download prayer cards as individual images here.

25 Days of Advent Family Devotional

This family faith formation activity divides the Christmas Narrative leading up to Jesus’ birth into 25 days. As Christmas day gets closer, the story of Jesus’ birth will also grow.

Download in English | Cantonese | Spanish | Bahasa Indonesia | Creole

Featured Advent Films - multiple gorgeous films of varying lengths; share with many ages in worship, study, devotional time, etc.

Keeping Watch Under Pandemic Skies; includes a reading, reflection, prayer, song and an action for meditation and prayer.

In Our Library

Martin Luther's Christmas Book