Advent Calendars are a wonderful way to prepare our hearts and lives to celebrate the great good news of Christ’s birth. This Advent Calendar was created and designed by Rev. Thomas Mousin and Rev. Merry Waters who have collaborated on creating illustrated Advent Calendars for nearly 30 years. Thomas is a seminary classmate of Pastors Donna and Marty and has given us permission to use this calendar freely in spreading the good news of Advent. Thank you Thomas!
Download and print an 8 1/2 X 11 calendar here: advent-calendar-2016.
Light the Advent Candles
Read the daily scriptures
Be inspired by the daily prompts
And color your way to Christmas!
You can find additional information about the calendar and its creators online at: http://thomasmousin.wordpress.com/
This is the Advent poem Thomas wrote for this year’s calendar.
THOUGH THE SUN HAS SET THIS EVENING, WITH THE WINDOWS SHUTTERED TIGHT
HANG A LANTERN IN THE DOORWAY, GUESTS MAY YET APPROACH TONIGHT.
IN THE CORNER OF THE STABLE, WHERE THE ANIMALS ARE FED
GATHER HAY AND BRING A BLANKET, HURRY, MAKE A MANGER BED.
PLACES WE WOULD LEAST IMAGINE, DUSTY CORNERS OF THE HEART
LIVES, LONG SHUT BY FEAR OR SADNESS, THERE! GOD’S GIFT WILL STILL IMPART.
PROMISE OF A LIFE ABUNDANT, IN THAT MOST UNLIKELY PLACE
HANG YOUR LANTERN, BRING YOUR BLANKET, GREET HIM WITH YOUR WARM EMBRACE.