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Advent & Christmas Resources
We are so excited to journey through Advent with you. We have been creating Advent resources for churches since 2018 and we now have over 10 unique resources available.
Our downloadable resources are filled with activities and devotions to help your families celebrate Advent together. Using one or more of our downloadable resources, your church will create kits (we prefer pizza boxes because they are fun, inexpensive and stackable!) filled with all-age devotions and activities to distribute to families to help them celebrate Advent at home. Everything a family needs to do the activities will be in the kit (aside from normal household supplies like markers and tape). We have created the devotions and activities for you. You will need to print the materials, buy the supplies, and pack your kits. To simplify the process of gathering supplies, our detailed instructions include links to purchase the needed supplies online.
Advent is also a great time to consider how you can reach out into your community. Consider making extra kits and challenge each family in your faith community to give away at least one box to a friend or neighbor!
What they’re saying…
In my 10+ years of ministry, I have never found something that was so easy and affordable on the church side AND was actually used by families to begin discussions and talk about faith at home… I believe that parents want to talk with their kids about faith but they don’t know where to start…[These resources] give them all the tools, scripts, and resources they need to have deep and meaningful conversations…
Britt, mother of 6
The advent in a box quickly became a favorite family activity in our house. As with any step family, we are always looking for ways to connect across the miles. Sharing box in VA and one in CO afforded us the opportunity to connect across the miles and continue to share our passion for Christ.
Molly, an empty-nester
I use the Advent box as my daily devotion during the season. The 15 minutes each day gives me time to reflect on peace, joy, hope, so that I am better able to show love to others during this hectic time of year.
Mike Plasters, United Methodist Pastor
These boxes were an instant hit with the families of our church and children’s center. They served as a way to bring families together during a busy time of the year and helped them focus on the true meaning of Advent and Christmas. The activities had families talking and thinking about the coming of our Lord. We will be using them again this year. What a great way to disciple generations together!
Wendy, parent of a 6th grader
We loved the Advent in a box, and were very excited to open and do the next day. It is a wonderful family activity during the most wonderful season of the year!
Heidi, mother of three
Our family has used Advent in a Box for the past few Advent seasons. It gives us a time to come together as a family and reflect on the season as well as have some fun together. The projects are easy and we have some wonderful family keepsakes from these boxes.
Lindsey, a Program Director at a United Methodist Church
This is a great tool to reach not only families within the church but also those in the community. I am currently making 200 boxes to share with the church members, children attending our children’s center and some extras for members to share with their friends. We are very excited to be using the Family Ministries Tools Advent in a Box this advent season.
The Episcopal Church in Colorado
This well thought out, creative resource for families provides an easy but enriching process for observing the season of Lent and exploring its themes of temptation, perseverance, repentance, and mercy; and practicing the disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
Lent in a Box customer
I love how this is so easy for busy families to digest.
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[…] Robin Cannon and Cheryl Sigsworth of Family Ministry Tools have created a fabulous and versatile downloadable Advent-in-a-Box resource. It includes everything you need to begin creating Advent boxes for your church families. It even comes with a shopping list of supplies you can include in your boxes. Check it out here. […]