AdventWord 2023

AdventWord is an inspirational online Advent calendar. Our community helps deepen our understanding of the coming of Jesus into the world through the practices of shared meditation and prayer. Come pray with us!

There are many ways to participate in AdventWord! And all of them are correct!

  • Read and pray over the daily emailed meditation during Advent
  • Connect and discuss the day’s word with other disciples on our social media pages
  • Share your own personal meditation to inspire others—whether visual or written. Haikus and poems, paintings, photographs, personal reflections, and more are all encouraged.

AdventWord is an offering of Forward Movement, a ministry of the Episcopal Church.

AdventWord 2023

How AdventWord Works

We choose a single word from the Sunday Lectionary readings for each day of the season of Advent. Shared in English and Spanish, we provide a daily meditation and visual image inspired by this word and invite your personal reflections via social media.

The daily meditations are sent as follows:

  • Posted on
  • Emailed to participants
  • Shared on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

Around the world, prayers ascend in response to the daily meditations. People share their own reflections and visual art on their social media profiles, tagging #AdventWord to share with the wider community.

Sign up to receive the daily email meditation during Advent. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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About Forward Movement

Inspiring disciples and empowering evangelists around the globe every day, Forward Movement has been producing excellent, innovative resources to encourage spiritual growth in individuals and congregations for more than eighty years.

A ministry of the Episcopal Church since 1935, they are best known for Forward Day by Day, a daily devotional providing meditations on scripture readings. They continue to build on their history of encouraging discipleship and evangelism.

Today they offer books and eBooks for small groups or individual study as well as the following:

  • Prayer resources
  • Christian formation courses
  • Leadership events
  • Spanish and bilingual resources
  • Pamphlets
  • Downloadable resources
  • Daily podcasts
  • Apps for smartphones or tablets
  • Online engagement opportunities

Forward Movement donates more than 100,000 resources for Bible study, daily reflection, and spiritual nourishment each year to prisoners, hospital patients, and nursing home residents in fifty countries.

Our ministry is made possible through generous donations, grants, and product sales.

Learn more about who we are at

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Church of the Redeemer: Worshiping God, living in community, and reaching out to the world around us. We are an Episcopal Church serving north King County and south Snohomish County, Washington. As you travel your road, go with friends walking the way of Jesus at Redeemer.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. The campus is a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. And we managed to hide a large building on the side of a hill that is not easily seen from the street.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.