Celebrating Advent at Home

FPC invites you to prepare for the coming of the Christ Child this Advent by spending some personal or family devotion time.  Below you will find both print and online resources available.

For Adults and Youth

Online Resources

Following the Star (d365)- Daily Online Advent Devotions

God Pauses (Luther Seminary)- God Pause e-mail devotions are short, meaningful reflections on the following Sunday's lessons and gospel delivered directly by e-mail and there are special Advent ones.

Upper Room Daily Devotional for Advent- You can also download the daily devotional app in the iTunes Store here.

3-Minute Retreat (Loyola Press)- 3-Minute Retreats invite people to take a short prayer break right at their computer by spending some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage especially during Advent. People have control over the pace of the retreat. Subscribe to get the daily retreat via email, or download the app for iOS or Android. 

Daily Prayer App (Presbyterian Church USA)- The Daily Prayer app provides simple, yet rich devotional resources for morning, midday, evening, and close of day including specifically for Advent. Each service includes psalms and readings from the confessions.

Print Resources (available in the Narthex and on Church Street)

  • Austin Seminary Advent Devotional Calendar
  • PCUSA Advent Devotional Calendar


For Families with Children

At Home Advent Family Activities and Devotions

Reverse Advent Calendar Directions– Looking for a way to give back to your community?

Advent Coloring Posters– Print these to enjoy throughout the season at home.

Advent and Christmas Storybook List– Read as a family each night.

Celebrating Advent and Christmas – Faith Sprouts (Linnae Peterson)

Daily Devotions in Advent around the Jesse Tree

Family Ideas for Advent

Winter Prayer Reflections 

Celebrating Twelve Days of Christmas

For more activities like these especially for families, please go to the FPC Family Faith Formation Webpage.  Click Here.