Advent Toolkit

This Advent toolkit provides tools and inspiration to help your diocese, congregation or group plan, construct and host an Advent campaign to support Episcopal Relief & Development through Gifts for Life. Presenting an Advent campaign is a wonderful way to bring your community together to join Episcopal Relief & Development in its mission to strengthen communities around the world.



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How to Plan an Advent Campaign

This PDF is designed to help you plan and implement an Advent campaign.

 

Advent Activities Guide

This PDF contains fun and creative ideas to assist you in developing your Advent campaign.

 

Prayers to Accompany an Advent Campaign

Suggested collects and prayers to accompany your Advent campaign.

 

Additional Resources for an Alternative Gift Market

Resources to assist you in hosting a successful Alternative Gift Market.

 

Advent Calendar

In this printable Advent calendar, along with spiritual reflections, we've suggested some ways you can bring Gifts for Life to your parish during the Holiday season.  (PDF)

 

#AdventWord

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Submit a photo that correlates with a provided word for every day (in many languages) between the First Day of Advent (November 27th) leading up to Christmas. Visit Adventword.org to view others' photo submissions to the online Global Advent Calendar. Submissions can be uploaded on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using the hashtag #AdventWord and the hashtag (#) of the word of the day. Follow Episcopal Relief & Development on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see posts for the #AdventWord of the day.

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Advent Bulletin Inserts

These printable Advent bulletin inserts provide congregations a way to reflect on the Advent season and the work of Episcopal Relief & Development. Please consider these inspired words for your worship service or personal prayer time.

Advent One
Advent Two
Advent Three
Advent Four
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Advent Ads for Web and Newsletters 

Ads to place on websites, share on social media or insert into print newsletters.

"Give Gifts for Life this Christmas!"

If you are using these ads for a digital publication, the target URL should be: www.episcopalrelief.org/giftsforlife

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"Download Advent Toolkit and Worship Resources"

If you are using these ads for a digital publication, the target URL should be: www.episcopalrelief.org/Advent 

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Advent Campaign Brochure

This year’s brochure features items that have proven to form the core building blocks of an entire community. (PDF) 

 

Gifts for Life Advent insert

More ideas and inspirations for a congregational Advent campaign.  (PDF)

 

Gifts for Life Stories

Animals & Agriculture success story
Basics for Life success story
Green Gifts success story
Health & Wellness success story
Economic Opportunities success story 
Parish success story  

 

Advent Buttons

Joyful stickers to celebrate contributing to Gifts for Life - For use with Avery 8293 1 1/2" Round Labels.  (PDF)


Create a Personal Fundraising or Team Fundraising Page for Advent

Want a fun, easy way for your church to give back this holiday season? Band together and send a Gifts for Life Christmas gift package to a community in need. Don't miss this chance to engage your community in the season of giving. Get started now! If you have questions about setting up this special Advent page, check out this instruction guide.


Fair Trade Partnership Ads for Web and Newsletters 

Ads to place on websites, share on social media or insert into print newsletters. If you are using these ads for a digital publication, the target URL should be: www.episcopalrelief.org/Fair-Trade

Resources & Learning

Click below to access our Resource Library and learn more about our efforts around the world.

Resources & Learning