Throughout December I’m posting several Advent Reflections: some quotes, some images, some meditations. It’s not a series so feel free to dip in and out as and when you have a moment or are looking for new inspiration!
On Saturday we gathered together with six families at a beautiful country church to enter into Advent. I recorded this practice-run of my imaginative prayer exercise during my preparations and hope that you might enjoy it too.
The meditation was our first activity on Saturday. Afterwards we took a few minutes to record any words, phrases or images that had been important to us in a coloured booklet using chalks and metallic pens.
Then we moved slowly into the church in family groups. There was an interactive station set up for each family, which included a nativity set, Advent & Christmas books, a candle, a poetry prompt, and prints of Advent & Christmas Paintings. We were free to engage however we wished, or to use the prompts for each element. This was a lovely time to be together as a family, exploring Advent, and our spirituality.
After a gold coin treasure hunt around the church garden to stretch our legs and move out of the quiet time we made Advent Wreaths to take home.
It was a lovely way to enter Advent as a family, make memories, and build a store that we can continue to draw on throughout Advent. I hope that some of these ideas and especially the audio might also be a blessing to you and your family.
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