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Prepare to meet Jesus anew this Advent

submitted by Chalice Press

How are you preparing yourself and your congregation to meet Jesus this Advent? In two new inspiring daily Advent devotionals from Chalice Press, you and your church will consider what it means to prepare for an incarnate God, a God who comes into our lives, meets us right where we are, and invites us to follow him into the world in life-changing ministry. Prepare, from the Bethany Fellows, offers a daily five-minute devotional featuring scripture, a reflection, and a prayer. It also has weekly themes that line up with the Revised Common Lectionary text, making it easy to connect your preaching with a resource your congregants can use to reflect daily at home. Four Advent candlelighting services, plus one for Christmas Day, round out this devotional resource.

In the less-traditional Low: An Honest Advent Devotional, bestselling author John Pavlovitz reminds us that Advent is about God coming low to meet us right where we are, in the midst of our struggles and questions. Here you’ll find 28 daily reflections on life, faith, belief, doubt, peace, justice—and how to come to this season just as you are. Whatever devotional you choose (or get them both — one for church, and one for your nightstand), Chalice Press will help you prepare for a meaningful and memorable Advent season with your entire community.