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This season at Calvary will be especially meaningful as we return to worship in our restored Nave. We’ll make Advent wreaths together on Sunday, November 26 (the week before Advent), and gather for a beautiful liturgy of readings, anthems, and poetry at our annual Lessons & Carols on Sunday evening, December 3. The Bishop will be in our midst on Sunday, December 10, our neighbors will gather for the Emmanuel Meal on Thursday, December 21, and all the while we’ll be preparing for a glorious celebration of Christmas.


Amid all the hustle and bustle, we’re sharing a few resources that may be helpful guides for you and your households in this season.

Episcopal Relief & Development Advent Toolkit

Join us each week in Advent to create, learn, and pray. There are DIY projects for families and communities that will take you from Advent to Christmas and through Epiphany. You will find DIY wreath ideas with prayers and reflections, DIY creche ideas, and information about St. Nicholas. There is also a guide to hosting an alternative gift market and our Gifts for Life Catalog.

SALT Project Advent + Christmas Round Up

The SALT PROJECT offers an array of group and individual Advent reflections that many at Calvary have found meaningful over the past few years. Poetry and Scritpure-based guides, family craft projects, calendars, and more are available at their site.

Wandering Wisemen

This Facebook page is curated by an individual using her children’s Playmobile figures. The Wisemen’s journey will begin on the first Sunday of Advent and conclude, as it always does (and always must!) with joy and thanksgiving on January 6. The journey will be filled with danger, humor, and hope. We will make it through together. 

Kate Bowler: Bless The Advent We Actually Have

Popular author and podcaster, Kate Bowler’s hope and prayer is that this Advent Devotional will be a way for you to make the very act of waiting, holy. “And as we anticipate Christ’s birth together, may we experience the stubborn hope of Christmas, joy in the midst of so much sorrow, a love that knows no bounds, and a transcendent peace amid a world on fire and let’s bless the Advent we actually have—together.”

Episcopal Church’s AdventWord

As we await the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, AdventWord inspires followers of Jesus with an accessible and creative daily prayer practice. During this holy, busy season, disciples are invited to find small moments of reflection to stay connected to their personal faith, to others, and to God.

Episcopal Church Reading of the Day

This is a visual/printable calendar with a brief passage from Scripture for each day of Advent.

Read Luke in Advent

For this reading plan, the curator assigned a chapter of Luke each day, along with a few cross-references that speak to the main points of the reading.