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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)


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!"

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"Download Advent Toolkit and Worship Resources"

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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)


Click here to view the printed catalog online. 

Resources & Learning

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

Resources & Learning