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Advent Week One For Children’s Ministry

Advent Wreath and Candles:

The advent wreath with four purple candles or three purple candles and one pink candle and one white candle in the middle is a great way to teach about the birth of Christ. The candles are lit every Sunday throughout Advent, and each week symbolizes something different.

How to Make an Advent Wreath

How to Make an Advent Calendar

Week 1: Hope

Hope in the Bible has a different meaning then what children normally think. They may hope they’ll get their favorite toy for Christmas or that they’ll do well in school. But that’s not Scriptural hope. Hope in the Bible is the calm assurance that God will do what He says. Christ came to give us hope for salvation.

Talk to the children about what they hope to get for Christmas. Tell them about a gift you hoped to recieve when you were a child, but you didn’t get that gift. You got something else instead. Explain that the hope Jesus gives is different. He gives us the hope of salvation. All we have to do is trust in Him. He will never let us down when we hope in Him.

Bible Story:  For week one of advent, read Isaiah 42:1-4. Talk about how all the Old Testament heroes looked forward with hope to the day Jesus Christ would be born so they could have salvation through Him.

Verses: All verses in the Advent Series are from the International Children’s Bible.

Psalm 33:20:  So our hope is in the Lord. He is our help, our shield to protect us.

Psalm 119:49:  Remember your promise to me, your servant. It gives me hope.

Matthew 12:21:   In him will the nations find hope.

Colosians 1:27:  God decided to let his people know this rich and glorious truth which he has for all people. This truth is Christ himself, who is in you. He is our only hope for glory.   

The Wreath and The Advent Wreath

Wreaths:

Wreaths are a great symbol to teach children about Christmas. Wreaths are circular. This symbolizes eternal life. It can also symbolize God’s unending love. We usually hang wreaths on the door to welcome guests just as Jesus welcomes us to have eternal life in Him. Wreaths are made out of evergreen symbolizing again everlasting life in Christ.

Bible Verse For Wreaths: (John 6:47) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

How to Make a Wreath

Advent Wreath

The advent wreath with four purple candles or three purple candles and one pink candle and one white candle in the middle is a great way to teach about the birth of Christ. The candles are lit every Sunday throughout Advent, and each week symbolizes something different.

Week 1: Hope

Week 2: Peace

Week 3: Joy

Week 4: Love

Christmas Eve: On Christmas Eve, the white candle in the middle is lit to symbolize the light of the world, Jesus, was born to answer the prayers for hope, peace, joy, and love.

How to Make an Advent Wreath

How to Make an Advent Calendar