Advent Devotional 2021

Welcome to the introspection of Advent. During this season of deep reflection, we prepare to celebrate Christmas, the coming of the Christ, the Incarnate of God.
This year, we meditate on these scriptures with the theme “The Stars Are Brightly Shining.” We offer this collection of writings to you as a framework for your own Advent meditations. Each reflection is unique, written by a diverse group of people from diverse backgrounds. Each meditation is beautiful in its own way.

Click to Download / Read the Advent Devotional booklet here

Audio Advent Devotionals
First UMC is excited to present that the Advent Devotions have been made into audio files and recorded by the writers! Audio devotions will appear on the Sundays of Advent, and the last week of Advent.

Click on Audio files below to listen:

Sunday, November 28: The First Sunday of Advent. Written and read by Rev. Patricia Farris, with David Penson reading the scripture.
Sunday, December 5: Second Sunday of Advent. Written and read by Kathy Hall, with David Penson reading the scripture.
Sunday, December 12: Third Sunday of Advent. Written and read by Witney Seibold, with David Penson reading the scripture.
Sunday, December 19: Fourth Sunday of Advent. Written and read by Julia Snider, with David Penson reading the scripture.
December 20: Written and read by Bee Campbell, with David Penson reading the scripture.
December 21: Written and read by Sam Johnson, with David Penson reading the scripture.
December 22: Written and read by Linda Diane Anderson, with David Penson reading the scripture.
December 23: Written and read by Michael Lamb, with David Penson reading the scripture.
December 24: Written and read by David Bremer, with David Penson reading the scripture.
December 25: Written and read by Tricia Guerrero, with David Penson reading the scripture.