Advent Candle Lighting

Here are two alternatives to lighting candles during advent that are interactive.

Option One:

Materials: Mirrors to cover the table, tea light candles, 5 pillar candles, long matches.

Spell out the different letters of advent like hope, love, joy, and peace (or whatever words you desire). Invite those in the congregation to come up and light a candle as an advent prayer.

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Option 2:

First Sunday of Advent:

Invite those in the congregation to place their lighted candle on the advent word.

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Second Sunday of Advent:

Give each person a piece of wax paper (dimensions of the pillar candles) and a Sharpie. Have them write an advent hope or prayer for peace on the wax paper and place it on the table or collect them in another way.

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Third Sunday of Advent:

In preparation for this Sunday, adhere the wax papers to the candles. Directions are found here.

They were invited to find their candle and take it with them. Whenever they light the candle, may there prayers of hope, peace, love, and joy illumine throughout this advent season.

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One response to “Advent Candle Lighting

  1. Pingback: Create-A-Day: your daily dose of creativity #223 — Interactive Advent Candle Lighting | God's Creative Gift -- Unleashing the Artist in You·

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