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ECF has gathered ten resources for Advent.
ECF has gathered ten Advent resources we wanted to share with you, including calendars and devotions, curriculum, advent activities, and ways to welcome the Christmas visitor to your church.
By ECF Vital Practices
Here is a list of ECFs favorite free Advent resources, including calendars and devotions; Advent wreaths and activities; St. Nicholas Day; and preparing for Christmas visitors at your church.
By Episcopal Church Foundation
Use this graphic as an invitation to your Episcopal church for Advent and Christmas services.
By Saint John's Episcopal Church
The Advent calendar provides a scripture reading and suggested devotion for each day of Advent. Musical settings for an Advent hymn are also available at the website.
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