Snow is falling (and staying depending on what area of Quebec or Ontario you’re living in). Retailers have already set up their Christmas decorations. How is your youth group preparing for advent?

Some considerations:

  • What transitions are worth keeping? Contrarily, what traditions should be adapted into something different?
  • What expressions of Advent would speak to your neighbourhood? How would the message of Jesus resonate with your community? What media would that be best expressed through?
  • What’s another aspect of the Christmas story you’d like your students to consider that they’ve never considered before?
  • What space of contemplation/rest could you encourage (or build into your program) for your students, leaders and yourself?

What other preparations would you recommend? (Feel free to put them into the comments, Facebook or Twitter.)