Lesson Notes: Advent Packet


Family Formation’s seasonal activity packets have some unique characteristics that distinguish them from the other Home Lessons and since Advent is the first one you’ll get this year, this seems like a good time to give an overview.

  • You’ll get four of them each year; Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.
  • Quite often they are not assigned a specific week for you to do them.
  • Also, they can typically be done at any point in the season.
  • Unlike the Home Lessons, where it really is the goal to do as much as possible, each activity in these lessons stands alone and you may choose to do one or lots of them.
  • Even though this one is listed at the bottom of the “Month Outline” on the sidebar of your Home Lesson covers, you’ll want to pull it out earlier in the month to do a little planning and preparation.

Advent is one of those movable feasts, not associated with any particular date.  It always starts four Sundays before Christmas, but because Christmas could fall on any day of the week, some Advents are several days shorter than others.  This year, since Christmas is on a Sunday, Advent is as long as it could possibly be.  That gives you lots of time to prepare and really spend time with the season before moving on to the celebration at Christmas!

Advent begins on November 27 this year, so sometime before then, look through this packet and find find an activity or two that will work for your family.

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