Advent Devotional Reflections
This Advent Devotional from the Rev Liz Crumlish includes readings, reflections and prayers for the season of Advent, spending time with the women who are mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba (also known as the wife of Uriah) and Mary, mother of God. Download the PDF file.
Shared with permission, copyright © the Rev Liz Crumlish, 2021.
Birthing God - Advent Devotional 2021 - Rev Liz Crumlish
Journey Through Advent Playlist
Journey through Advent with hymn and song. This playlist was created from suggestions by people of the Diocese, to add yours email firstname.lastname@example.org. Listen now on Spotify!
A wonderful crafting idea for a found materials Advent wreath that you can easily make at homefrom the Rev Canon Audrey O’Brien Stewart. Click on each image to enlarge, directions in plain text below.
Safety disclaimer: never leave your burning candles unattended. Keep the flame away from children, pets, materials that can catch fire, and other heat sources. Follow manufacturer’s directions for use responsibly.
Step 1: You will need: green and red paper, a writing utensil, scissors, glue.
Step 2: Trace the handprints of everyone in your home. You will need lots of prints!
Step 3: Cut the handprints you traced.
Step 4: You can also invite friends and family members to send you prints to add to your wreath as Advent goes on.
Step 5: Cut a circle from any colour paper. Glue a base layer of large hands around the edge of the circle.
Step 6: Continue gluing the hands on top of each other, until all are on your wreath. Add decorative paper berries or other accents.
Step 7: Add five candles in holders or LED tealights to the wreath.
Step 8: Light a new candle* each week starting on the first Sunday of Advent as we count down to the arrival of our Lord!
*Never leave your burning candles unattended. Keep the flame away from children, pets, materials that can catch fire, and other heat sources. Follow manufacturer’s directions for use responsibly.
Stained glass windows from across the Diocese were digitally altered and the resulting line art converted into colouring sheets.
With kind thanks to the artist Pauline Payne for her permission to use the Annunciation window from Holy Trinity, Motherwell.
Star of Bethlehem
Download the Star of Bethlehem colouring sheet!
Download “Behold the Handmaid of the Lord” colouring sheet! Faith
Download Faith colouring sheet! And the Child Grew
Download “And the Child Grew” colouring sheet!
Christingle is celebrated by many Christians across the world in the lead up to Christmas. This video created by Aberlour and the Rev Nerys Brown, Rector of St Mary’s, Dunblane, will explain what a Christingle is and show you how to make one. You can also download Aberlour’s Prayer card and Christingle Toolkit 2021.