Rev. Kathy Wadsley is a former CEF Board Member. She served most recently at St. Matthews UMC in Bowie, MD. We are thankful for this resource she has freely shared. If you would like to make a donation in her honor to continue to support CEF's efforts to make member created resources like these available, please use the donate tab on this website.
Printable Advent calendars in both English and Spanish may be printed at home, or inserted into church newsletters or emails. Each day includes a suggested activity a symbol to color.
Download Year A Advent Calendar in English
Download Year A Advent Calendar in Spanish
Download Directions and Information
These updated Advent - Christmas Devotional Calendars are part of an ecumenical three-year series of Advent – Christmas and Lenten calendars based on the new common lectionary scriptures. The calendars, available in English and Spanish, are designed to encourage families and individuals to take a few moments each day to focus on the meaning of these special seasons of the church year. Each day of Advent through Epiphany or each day of Lent though Easter Sunday has a scripture reference from the new common lectionary or a related activity and a symbol which children of all ages may enjoy coloring.
Suggestions for use:
† For Families at home.
† Use in Sunday School as a class or weekday ministries to learn about the seasons and the symbols.
† Classes could draw their own symbols, write the meaning on it and make a large calendar on classroom wall or bulletin board.
† Color symbols with magic markers or colored pencils.
† Use as daily family or individual devotional.
†Distribute at Worship or Sunday School, in church newsletter or other ways.
† Distribute and begin using at Advent worship.
Printing Instructions The Advent –Christmas Calendars Year A are designed to be printed on legal (8.5” X 11”) paper and can be printed on ledger (11” X 17”) paper for larger print. The calendars are designed to be printed with calendar front on one side and calendar back on the other side using one sheet of paper.
Copyright These copyrighted calendars are designed by Kathryn (Kathy) L. Wadsley, Minister of Christian Education, The United Methodist Church. Churches have permission to copy and distribute the calendars for use. Calendars may only be freely given as a spiritual formation tool and may not be sold.