You're not the only feeling like something is missing this holiday season. All of us are mourning something. In the midst of this year's circumstances, many of us could use something to look forward to. Many of us could use a reminder to pause and reflect on the God's presence in our midst--even in the strangeness of 2020.
Advent is the season leading up to Christmas. It is 26 days of preparation. This year, we're inviting you to prepare by looking for the visual reminders of God's presence... daily.
We offer a practice for the Advent season that we hope is more meaningful and rewarding than it is hard: Our Advent Photo-a-Day Challenge. Each day during the season of Advent, we'll post a word for reflection. Take a moment (or several moments) of pause and reflection, then share a response to that word through a picture posted on social media. Post your picture on social media with #RethinkChurch.
Don't worry if you miss a day or two--there's no failing this challenge. (And we know you don't need the extra pressure!) We just hope to provide a gift of added meaning to this special season.
Download your own calendar to have all the words at once.
Here's a look at the list of words for this year!