2022 Advent Calendar

Every Advent, All Saints' team of writers, WordWorkers, creates a virtual "Advent Calendar."  Each day from the first Sunday of Advent through Christmas Day features a unique piece of original writing. The pieces range across scriptural devotion, Christmas memories, meditations, seasonal poetry, and extended fiction. You can easily explore the writings, or you can simply read them in the order they are posted.

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On the Way to Christmas Eve
December 24th, 2022
What are your favorite Christmas Eve or Christmas Day traditions? Is there a particular cookie that you always eat first? Is there a certain tie that you wear every year to the Christmas Eve service? To spark a return to the eternal debate: do you open your presents on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning, or Christmas afternoon?While I have a variety of traditions that others might share, I also have...
The Wreath: Part 4
December 23rd, 2022
As Lucy stepped around Xav’s toys and carried the old cardboard box into the dining room, she did not know that this would be the last year she would light the candles......
My Favorite Christmas Play
December 22nd, 2022
I’ve enjoyed working with the kids on every play that we have performed, but of course one play has to be my favorite......
Christmas Cookies
December 21st, 2022
When home begins to fill with the varied wonderful smells of baking cookies, Christmas memories come flooding back......
A Rejoicing Building
December 20th, 2022
How do you rejoice? I often think of rejoicing as a musical activity, done by singers or instrumentalists......
Copy, Paste - Poem
December 19th, 2022
You must sing your own song and rejoice. I can’t just copy, paste, I must sing with my own voice......
December 18th, 2022
Advent is a preparation for Christmas, which is a time of celebration and rejoicing......
Arise, Shine, for Your Light has Come
December 17th, 2022
Arise, shine, for your light has come. It can be difficult to shine sometimes......
The Wreath: Part 3
December 16th, 2022
"Have you seen the box with the Christmas decorations?"...
Christmas Plays - Recent Years
December 15th, 2022
Let’s move on to 2019. For the second time, the kids chose to create a play that wasn’t just the Christmas story......