Advent on your doorstep
November 23, 2022
2022 Assembly Advent Calendar
Advent is a time when we gladly, but patiently, anticipate and prepare for the coming of God's hope, peace, joy, and love among us.
For many of us, this preparation largely takes place at home. You might have a candle lighting ritual, daily reflections you engage with or other spiritual practices which are personal or shared with others you live with.
This year, the Assembly is excited to release an intergenerational Advent Calendar to help you enter into the Advent season in your home and neighbourhood. With an entry for each day across the four weeks of Advent, you’ll find interactive activities, prayers, songs, short reflections, videos and questions to engage with. They are designed for all-ages.
The calendar includes contributions from across the life of the Uniting Church, from our national agencies to the Assembly Circles, Uniting Church ministers, Synods, Presbyteries and people who resource intergenerational ministry across our Church. There are also contributions from other denominations and in other languages (see credits below).
We pray this Advent Calendar will accompany you through this season as you anticipate anew the Good News of Jesus' coming and its hope for the world.
The Calendar will go live on Sunday 27th November. Begin with number 1 and follow the month.
Many thanks to the following contributors...
Alison Overeem, Walking Together as First and Second Peoples Circle
Rev Jon Humphries, Ravenswood Chaplain and Growing in Faith Circle
Rev Karen Mitchell-Lambert, Pulse Team Leader, NSW/ACT Synod
Jessica Pinkerton, Mission Integration Project Officer - Uniting Early Learning, Queensland Synod
Wendy Lewis, Assembly Children and Families Facebook Page
Ps Julia Lennon and Rev David Jackson, Frontier Services Bush Chaplains
Maria Komboy, Micah Emerging Leaders Summit Delegate and member of our partner in West Papua, GKI-TP
Rev Dr Michelle Cook, Walking Together as First and Second Peoples Circle and Nungalinya College
Melissa Neumann, Intergenerational Discipleship Developer, Synod of South Australia, and Panel Member, Discipling the Next Generations Circle
Rev Marie Wilson, Panel Member for the Seeking Common Ground Circle
Rev David McGregor, Panel Member of the Transforming Worship Circle
Warren Talbot, Campaign and Church Engagement Officer, Uniting Friends of Ageing, UnitingCare Australia
Rev Cherie Strudwick, Pastoral Relations Minister, Mid North Coast Presbytery
Rev Dr Matagi Vilitama, Advocate for the Being a Multicultural Church Circle
Rev Dr Apwee Ting, National Consultant, Assembly Resourcing Unit
Uniting Church in Australia President Rev Sharon Hollis
Way of Love Calendar, The Episcopal Church
Sybil MacBeth, creator of Praying in Colour