Welcome Jesus This Advent
Posted December 2, 2018
"I pray that in these coming weeks you’ll make room in your heart and your mind and in your life to welcome the light of Christ this Advent," says Bishop Susan Bell in a brief Advent message posted on the diocesan YouTube channel.
The Bishop says that Advent is a season "when we intentionally seek renewal" in the hope, peace, joy and love of Christ.
There are a number of Advent resources available to support this aspiration, such as:
- Advent Conspiracy - supports the Pikangikum Water Project by coming alongside this global movement; click here for a bulletin insert
- Advent Lives… and is Changing Lives - teaches children the Christmas story through the animals in PWRDF's World of Gifts guide
- Empowered & Empowering Women - offers daily Advent reflections on Women in the Bible, from Eve to Mary
- #AdventWord - invites participation with a global Advent calendar through social media posts which reflect on a daily word
Bishop Bell's Advent message concludes with a prayer that the journey through Advent will "prepare our hearts to welcome Jesus into our lives, more fully, more deeply, and more faithfully."