Advent resources
Devotional and Giving Opportunities for Families


Devotional Resources for Families:


The Jesse Tree (free)

A Jesse Tree is a centuries-old way of illustrating how God’s story leads to Jesus. A series of ornaments show symbols that represent important people and events in God’s Big Story. Each day in Advent you hang another symbol on a tree and explore the story behind it through devotional readings and activities.


Illustrated Ministry Family Advent resources (for purchase)

Illustrated Ministry offers a variety of resources for families, from making your own advent wreath to colouring pages.




Giving Justly: A Resource for conversation and deciding where and how to give


Mustard Seed

The seed will put your monetary gift to good use

Or you can make up a winter backpack with these suggested items – perhaps share the idea with another family to do together!


Calgary Drop in Centre


Purchasing Gifts:


Gifts: Support Local Businesses – Momentum list of local businesses


Villages Calgary (formerly Ten Thousand Villages) Fair Trade gifts, clothes, food, stationary, etc!


World Renew Gift Catalogue

Gifts for those who have everything! Great for kids to choose a gift that has an ongoing positive impact on a whole family unit.