Presentations text content in Advent
What does Advent mean?
The Word Advent meansWe prepare to celebrate the coming of Jesus into our world It is a time when Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, remember the time when he will come again and
Think about what Jesus wants us to do
to get ready to celebrate his birthSlide3
When does Advent Begin?
Advent begins 4 Sundays before Christmas Day
Look at your calendar - can you work out when it will begin this year? (It begins on a different date every year)
This year it begins on Sunday November 30
– who got it right?
If Advent finishes on Christmas Eve how many days does it last this year?Slide4
What do we do in Advent?
We think about the story of Mary and JosephSlide5
How do we prepare to remember Jesus’ birth?
We use an Advent WreathWhat does a candle remind us of?Can you guess why there are 4 candles on it?The candles represent the 4 Sundays before Christmas. Each Sunday we light a candle so on the 4th Sunday they are all lit.Can you read the 4 words on the candles. Who do think brings us Hope, Love, Joy and Peace?Slide6
We use an Advent Calendar
Advent Calendars are all different . Some have chocolate in or sweets! The idea is that each day before Christmas you open a door (or window) and inside you will find a message helping you get ready to prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birth. What message would you write?Slide7
This is often used in Advent
The word comes from the German word
Christkindl which means Christ Child