JOIN US as we journey through ADVENT this Christmas Season!
Join Host Melinda and her See Hear Love friends and co-hosts, pastors and worship leaders, social justice advocates and activists, best-selling authors and lawyers, actors and models and those who speak up for the poor, bloggers and leadership coaches… who will share inspiring stories, justice prayers, honest laments, songs, blessings and Scripture about HOPE, PEACE, JOY & LOVE.
What is Advent?
The word advent means coming, and during this season we wait, we prepare, we anticipate, and we long for the presence of God. In a blog post, Sarah Bessey wrote, “If Christmas is for the joy, advent is for the longing.” We all know that Christmas doesn’t feel the same this year; maybe you expect it to be your worst Christmas yet. But, if advent is for the longing, it might be your best advent yet. This year, you might be more in touch with your longing for hope, peace, joy, and love than ever before. We pray that during this season, as you tune into that longing and focus your attention on Jesus, you find your heart overwhelmed with hope, peace, joy, and love.
Making an Advent Wreath
Click here for instructions on how to make an Advent Wreath!
HOPE: The HOPE of the World is Coming!
Watch our FIRST ADVENT HOPE show here as we light the first candle on our wreath and special guests talk about HOPE and what to do when you feel hopeless today.
Hope Advent Resource
Click here for our HOPE Advent Resource ~ activities, prayers and blessings that your entire family or small group can enjoy!
Song + Story
Sing along with Juno-nominated worship leader Brooke Nicholls and Steve Lensink
as they share this SONG + STORY of Hope this Christmas.
The Meaning of Advent with Chris & Melinda
Watch Melinda and her husband Chris share about the importance of Advent, week by week,
here on our YouTube Channel.
This is our HOPE verse for this week. Take some time to think and pray through it. Spend some time with God –
thankful, expectant and hopeful!
May the God of HOPE fill you with all joy and peace believing by the power of the Holy Spirit,
you may abound in HOPE!