Advent Round Up

Advent Resource Round Up

Advent will be here before you know it, so now’s the time to spice up your congregation’s plans for evangelism, engagement, and spiritual formation.  This mysterious, inspiring time of year is ideal for inviting new folks to worship, and at the same time deepening your community’s connection with the season.

Here’s a quick overview of SALT's Customizable Short Films and Printable Resources for your church's Advent planning pleasure (click here to find out more about what a Customizable Short Film is, and how it can revolutionize your church’s website and social media).

A Mason Jar Advent

SALT's latest Customizable Short Film frames the season of Advent as a time for simple things, and for keeping things simple.  A time for setting aside the stress of busy-ness and the clutter of plastic, and instead remembering together what’s really important:  hope, peace, joy, and love. Pair “A Mason Jar Advent” with SALT’s new printable Advent calendar (included with the film), and - voila! - you’ve got a sweet, simple, beautiful approach to the Advent season.

God’s Revolution of Love

Christmas is God's revolution of love, and the season of Advent is our time to get ready for it, to participate in it, to sing with Mary - loud and proud - of a God who turns everything upside down!  Pair this bright, upbeat Customizable Short Film with SALT’s “Revolution of Love” Advent Coloring Pages (8 ½ x 11) designed by illustrator Jordan Sunburg of Tin Cup Design (included with the film).

Advent Calendar

This film features a flexible, modern Advent Calendar, hand-illustrated by none other than Penelope Dullaghan (an award-winning illustrator who has worked with Crate & Barrel, the New York Times, Starbucks, Oprah Magazine, Target, Vegetarian Times, Panera Bread, etc.).  And best of all, the printable calendar comes included with the film, giving your congregation a fully integrated strategy for Advent!

Advent Countdown

This whimsical, joyful Customizable Short Film invites all of us to slow down and savor the hope, peace, joy, and love at the heart of the Advent season.  Because Christmas isn’t about shopping or debt or stuff or worry - it’s about counting down the days until God slips into the world.

Advent Nativity

Last but not least, here's a lovely Customizable Short Film that draws together three classics: the simple charm of miniature nativity sets, the intergenerational power of Christmas, and Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.”  A film for the artist in all of us, “Advent Nativity” is a warm and engaging invitation to wait and watch in the beautiful, deep-blue darkness just before the dawn.

Well, there you have it - a one-stop overview of some of the resources available from SALT for Advent and Christmas.  Order today, and make this Advent season more vibrant, engaged, and theologically rich than ever!

The SALT Team