Advent | A Living Hope

Advent is a season of waiting and watching in hope for Jesus’ return to complete his restoration mission. The BIG Story this Advent keeps company with prophetic hope, from Isaiah through Jonah.

Daily Advent Bible Readings

The Bible reading guide highlights the main assigned Scripture passages for each day’s reading.

Advent Daily Devotionals

Each day, read the assigned Scripture and short article, then prayerfully reflect on the prompt at the end.
If you’d like, take notes in the space provided.
Complete Devotional | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3Week 4

Sermon Bible Studies

You can use these studies on your own to dig deeper into the daily Advent readings and Scripture passages. If you use these Bible studies in a small-group setting, encourage group members to read the daily devotions and Bible passages throughout the week, taking notes about ways God has spoken to them through his Word.
Complete Study | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

Advent Family Ideas

Select some of these ideas to enrich your family's journey through Advent.

Advent Wreaths

Lighting the candles in the Advent wreath is one of the traditions we love at West Side. This year we want every household to be able to participate in this tradition in your worship at home. The church has ordered simple round candle holders and Advent candles for your household.

If you would like an Advent wreath, email the church office at [email protected] and we will make sure to get you one.

Virtual Events

Sacred Sounds of Christmas Virtual Concert, Saturday, December 12, 7pm

This year, SPU’s annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert — fully reimagined — is coming to your living room. For information and registration visit https://spu.edu/about-spu/events/sacred-sounds

Taproot Theatre Company Presents: Christmas At Home

A Virtual Christmas Tradition for You and Your Family

Haul out the holly, your Taproot Christmas tradition continues this year! Gather your loved ones, get comfy on the couch, and join some of your favorite Taproot artists as they share songs, stories and Christmas traditions that make the holiday season special. Created by director Karen Lund and recorded in living rooms across the country, the Taproot Theatre family has come together to bring you your Christmas tradition – at home. Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

Kids and Families Resources

The Three Wise Men https://www.watchthethreewisemen.com/
This Christmas, begin a new family watching tradition.
Enter the world of a nativity set and experience the first Christmas through the eyes of the three wise men. Told in rhyme by the legendary Andy Griffith, and featuring traditional carols by Hawaii’s beloved The Brothers Cazimero and the original song Just A Breath Away (Noel) by Jonas Myrin, a Grammy award-winning writer and artist. Created by the renowned animated storytellers Carrie and Yarrow Cheney (THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, THE GRINCH, DESPICABLE ME, LORAX), produced by Reel-FX Animation (RUMBLE, SCOOP, UGLY DOLLS, BOOK OF LIFE), and distributed by Aspiration Entertainment. 
Advent Readings for Kids and Families
Adapted from: https://www.andrewkgabriel.com/2017/11/27/advent-candle-readings-families-children/