Advent 1

Advent 1

Create an Advent Wreath

Advent Wreaths are important because they help us prepare for Christmas.

Each Sunday as you light a new Advent Candle on your wreath, repeat the words, “Jesus is the Light of the World”. Here are several different wreath ideas to help get you started.


DIY Advent Wreath

Create a DIY wreath using playdough, tissue paper or votive candles.

Prayers and Reflections

Pray and reflect each week during Advent.

Advent 1 Story

Storyteller Kathy Culmer shares the story of the Advent wreath for the first week in Advent.

Additional Resources


How to Plan an Advent Campaign

Plan and implement an Advent Campaign using this guide.

Advent Activities

Learn, share and give during Advent using this guide.

Advent Calendar

Bring Gifts for Life to your family and your congregation during the season of Advent with this printable Advent Calendar.


Support our work with children with this Gifts for Life brochure.


Give friends and family this ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE insert as a reminder to visit our website and purchase a gift to support our work with children.

Alternative Gift Market


Host a COVID-safe Alternative Gift Market with these easy to use instructions.