This year the Ministry Development Committee invites you to reflect during December on four great Advent themes – Peace, Joy, Love and Hope. We have provided small shapes and words that reflect these themes.

At the end of each week you might like to choose the words that have resonated with you. We suggest that you write them on the appropriate shape, then cut it out to hang on your Christmas tree.

You might also like to write words on a shape to give to family or friends. This will encourage reflection on the theme of the week.

Advent Reflections 2023 (.doc A5 pages)

Advent Reflections 2023 (.pdf Booklet)



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