Welcome to Countdown to Christmas

What is Countdown to Christmas?

Countdown to Christmas

Everyone at West Market Street United Methodist Church is invited to participate in our Advent Photo Devotional. It’s a wonderful interactive experience designed by the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  We’ve borrowed content and ideas and made it our own.  There are several parts of the experience – try one part or all parts as we prepare our hearts, minds and souls for the coming of Christ!

Daily Scripture Reading and Daily Theme -- Use Advent as a time to strengthen your relationship with Christ through daily Bible readings.  Each day, we suggest certain verses and an accompanying theme for you to think about during the day.  The themes and scripture readings for this week are on the back of this sheet.

Daily Devotional -- Each day during Advent, we will post a devotional based on the day’s theme.  You can find the devotional by scrolling to the bottom of the page.  We will also post the daily devotional on West Market Street UMC’s Facebook page.

Photo Challenge – Share our Advent celebration with friends and family by posting a photo each day based on the daily theme.  Here’s how to do it:

1.     Take a photo that represents the theme of the day.  For example, on December 1, the theme is Beginning.  You might take a picture of the first page of a storybook, the start of a race, or a newborn baby.  Be creative!  The possibilities are endless!

2.     Post your photo on your Facebook page or in your Instagram account. 

3.     Add a sentence or two about your photo if you’d like, but make sure you add the hashtag#wmswaitingforjesus.  (For those of you who don’t know about hashtags, the definition is “a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) and used to identify messages on a specific topic”).

Family Activities – Daily and weekly family activities are available at www.westmarketfamily.org/countdowntochristmas.

The Calendar

Devotionals

Family Activities

In addition to sharing in the daily devotions, your family can create new memories and traditions throughout Advent at home with family activities brought to you by the Life Enrichment Center, a retreat facility of the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Created to bring your family closer to one another and closer to Christ, these activities are sure to make meaningful memories!