Advent is the season of the Christian Year that is typically observed as a time of reflection and waiting with anticipation for the coming of the birth of Jesus that is celebrated at Christmas. It is a longing filled with hope in the potential joy found in the baby savior, Jesus.
People journey through the season of Advent in a multitude of ways. Some take reflection time each day or make a concerted effort to spread joy. Some spend the season anticipating the joy (or consumed by the stress) of visiting or hosting family members. And then there’s shopping…
Whatever your practices, we invite you to share your Advent season experience through the Advent Photo-a-Day Challenge.
Here’s how it works:
Each day we will post a word of the day. Your post should show how you perceive each word of the day. No explanation needed. You can share a photo, poem or even a simple thought inspired by the word of the day. Please tag us on your Instagram photos or on Twitter and Facebook with #RethinkChurch or #RethinkAdvent.
You don't have to be a great photographer. This project is more about the practice of paying attention and being intentional than it is using the right filter or getting the perfect shot — though we totally encourage you to get creative!
Need a daily reminder? We'll share them every morning on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If you don't have Instagram or Twitter, we'd still love for you to share your photos and responses. Simply share them on your Facebook page and tag us, or leave a comment on the posted daily word reminder on our Facebook wall.
Let this be an intentional time — even for a few minutes a day — to pause, remember and reflect. May your Advent season be intentional, thought provoking, and filled with the hope of Christ.