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Advent is a season of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the nativity of Jesus.

The name derives from the Latin adventus, meaning “coming.” Marked over the course of the four Sundays before Christmas, Advent is traditionally celebrated with an advent wreath: a ring of evergreen with 3 purple candles and one pink one (or 4 purple candles) that represent: Hope, Love, Joy (pink) and Peace. Celebrating a family ritual for advent can be meaningful for Unitarian Universalist families.

2016 Advent dates:

  • November 27 – First Sunday of Advent
  • December 4 – Second Sunday of Advent
  • December 11 – Third Sunday of Advent
  • December 18 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

Here is a Unitarian Universalist Family Advent Calendar created by Traci Smith – author of Faithful Families:Creating Sacred Moments at Home through practices of PRAYER, SERVICE and MINDFULNESS

You will find more UU Advent Resources HERE