Resources for Advent

Advent enriches Christmas by allowing time to reflect and remember the immense love and grace from God.

The Promised Son of God, clothed in flesh, came to live among us in order to rescue us and make all things new.

As the weeks leading up to Christmas have many families, youth groups, Sunday Schools and congregations will find it really busy busy, not only in navigating how they will get back into church but be busy in making sure everyone is taken care for etc. If we lose this truth in the midst of the busyness of December, Christmas will come and go without people encountering Immanuel, God with us.

Some of our friends from Canberra Region Presbytery share some intentional and creative ideas of during Advent. Thanks guys for the wisdom and wonderful ideas!

Pastor Darren Wright shares a creative and reflective Advent Calendar. A collection of actions, conversations, crafts, music and prayer that has been collated to help encourage your family to journey through Advent together.


As you prepare for Christmas we encourage you to find a space each day to talk, share, create, sing and pray together.

Children’s and Family Pastor Jules Wright shares insights and activities in her local congregation!  


Advent traditions that many Christians hold close can help will peel away the distractions that prevent people from seeing the immense glory of Christmas.

Links below are some awesome websites to find creative ideas to support you in this of remembrance and thanksgiving.

Advent Kits Gallery (

Rags to Riches: an intergenerational service resource (SU NZ)

For us a child is born: all-age Advent resources (Synod of CNOB)

mainly ministries Christmas resources – FREE (mainly ministries)

During Advent 2021, we invite everyone to send us photos and descriptions of their Advent Ideas so we can share!

How Do You Celebrate Advent in Children’s and Family  Ministry?

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Joyce Tangi is the Field Officer (South) and Children’s/Family ministry lead as a part of the PULSE team.

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