Advent is a time of expectant waiting and hopeful anticipation before Christmas. We’re waiting for God to come into our lives as a baby and watching for God’s presence in the world around us. There is a lot going on at Busted Halo this Advent. Here’s a quick list of a few things that will help you prepare for the church season that is all about preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ.
Our digital twist on the traditional Advent calendar will debut on the first day of Advent, November 27. Each day, the calendar will lead you to a special Advent-themed Daily Jolt and MicroChallenge that will help you stay in touch with the true meaning of the season. (We’ll also post each day’s jolt and challenge on Facebook and Twitter at 10 a.m. Eastern.)
Need a refresher on what Advent is actually all about? Everything you need to know about the hopeful anticipation of this special season … in just 2 minutes!
Celebrate Advent with Busted Halo’s #InstaAdvent Photo Challenge. Each day, we’ll give you a fun, thoughtful, and reflective Advent photo-a-day idea. Post a photo with #BHAdvent every day and stay connected to the hope, joy, and occasional peppermint mocha that make this time of year so special! Bonus: We will be giving away weekly prizes!
Fr. Jack Collins, CSP, hits the streets (and the local ice skating rink) to ask people what they know about the season of waiting and preparation that we call Advent.
Our preparations for Christmas are filled with occasions for waiting. We wait in line at stores, we wait for traveling relatives, we wait for the cookies in the oven to finish baking. But waiting is not a passive action. It’s dynamic and transformative! This virtual retreat will help you reflect on ways to grow in faith, hope, and love while we wait for the coming of Christ this Advent.