“#AdventWord is a global, online Advent calendar. Each day from the first Sunday of Advent through Christmas Day, #AdventWord offers meditations and images to inspire and connect individuals and a worldwide community of believers to the themes of Advent. AdventWord is a ministry of Virginia Theological Seminary.”
Last year I combined one of my Advent calendar templates with the daily word from #AdventWord. Besides having a daily word to think and pray about, I felt less alone than I usually do during Advent. I was part of a worldwide congregation of people making the daily journey to Christmas and anticipating the celebration of Christ coming into the world. A few times I posted my daily calendar entry on the #Advent word website and global calendar. I really enjoyed the words, the meditation, and the communal experience. I plan to do it again this year.
Here is more information about #AdventWord from buildfaith.org:
The words for #AdventWord 2018 are inspired by the Lectionary readings for Advent Year C and selected through a process prayerful meditation on the Word. For the first time this year, one word, #Ancestor, was selected through the larger community via an online voting. The words are intended to follow the arc of the season, preparing us to #Celebrate the birth of Christ. This year’s meditations are offered in eight languages and American Sign Language.”
Here is the list of words for #AdventWord 2018.
If you want to combine #AdventWord 2018 with a calendar template, here are six options. Click on the link below the images for the one you want. When the image appears as a google doc, click on the download button at the top (the square with the downward facing arrow). Download first; then print.
- Advent Tree Calendar 2018 Shapes (.pdf)
- Advent Tree Calendar 2018 Shapes–Dates (.pdf)
- Advent Box Calendar 2018 (.pdf)
- Advent Stained Glass Calendar (.pdf) This one has no dates so you can choose your own path through Advent.
- Advent Calendar 2018 Double Arcs–Dates (.pdf)
- Advent Star Calendar 2018 (.pdf)
All of the words in blue above are directly from the Building Faith website. To read the complete article about 2018 #AdventWord, Click Here.