NB: Only the Leader Guide is free to download. The participant's guide is available in the IRC.
1. Looking Forward and Looking Around (Matthew 24:36-44)
2. Transformed Being and Reformed Living (Matthew 3:1-12)
3. A Puzzling Messiah (Matthew 11:2-11)
4. Following the Righteous Spirit of Christmas (Matthew 1:18-25)
5. When Kingdoms Collide (Matthew 2:13-23)
Simple Sundays offers straight-forward lesson plans with little to no preparation required. Perfect for any gathering of youth at any time and in any location. Explore the themes of Advent through study of the scripture of Christ's birth. The people who waited for the Messiah show us how to wait with patience and hope for God to work in our lives. Consider Mary, Joseph, and the others as role models of faith.
An Illustrated Advent for Families: Do Not Be Afraid is an opportunity for families to take time each week during the Advent season to be intentional and focus on their faith. These weekly reflections explore our theme, "Do Not Be Afraid," which is found in Jesus’ birth story in the Gospel of Luke.
Designed to gather generations to learn and grow together, bridging the gaps in our church experience. These intergenerational gatherings are intended to allow all ages to eat together, play together, study God's word together, pray together and worship together during Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.
Saint Andrew, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, John 6:1-13
Saint Nicholas, 2 Peter 3:8-15a
Saint Lucia, John 1: 5-8, 19-28
Mary and Joseph, Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:1-7 Christmas session: birth of Jesus, Luke 2:1-20 Epiphany session: Magi, Matthew 2:1-12