Advent literally means the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. Today, the season of Advent (including 4 Sundays) leading up to Christmas is a time when the church reflects on the long-awaited, planned out, and thought through arrival of Jesus.

This season lends itself to an opportunity to connect spiritually as a family as well as to spend some time in God’s word. The Christmas season is full of hustle and bustle. Grace Life has put together some Advent reflections. Each week we hope you find something for everyone! There is no pressure to do it all or any of it but simply to use it as it helps. There are scripture readings, devotional questions, music and movie suggestions for all ages, a mission opportunity, an advent experience, and a suggestion to share on social media. Our heart through these Advent pages is to offer some options that may help our families be reminded and set our minds on the Person of Christmas. 

As we read the stories this Advent season, we remember what God did to win us back and celebrate that Christ has come! It is finished! The work of the cross has been done and we have been made new! We can experience all of Christ today.

Grace Life Fellowship is doing a sermon series on the Gift of Jesus, in conjunction with the Advent theme for each week. You can listen along on our weekly podcast, click HERE or simply search for Grace Life Fellowship wherever you get your podcast from or on our facebook page, where we stream each Sunday morning service LIVE. 

We hope you enjoy this season of Advent as we remember the work that God has done and continues to do in and through us today. May this be a resource for you to share your faith and connect spiritually with your family and friends.

Here is a fun Advent Trivia Fact: 

Did you know the Advent Wreath tells a story? The wreath is a circle that reminds us God is eternal. The wreath is green which reminds us of our hope in Christ. It has candles in it, and when lit reminds us that Jesus is the Light of the World.

Note: If a daily scripture reading is something you would enjoy this holiday season, The Jesus Storybook Bible has exactly 25 stories from creation to the birth of Christ. It is a great read for kids or adults.

Merry Christmas. Advent Week 1 is NOW!

Author: Emily Soule

Family Ministries Director ( or 225.769.8844 ext.106.) Emily has been serving at GLF for the past 12 years: 5 of those years as the Youth Director and 3 as the Family Ministries Director. She has been married to her husband Scott for 13 years and they have three beautiful daughters. She likes to read, and find a good deal at TJ Maxx!