Advent Storytime for All

Advent Storytime for All

I know that this holiday season will be a lot different than any before and we are all trying to find ways to create more joy and light in our lives and in the lives of others. One of the things that brings me great joy is sharing stories with others. In the spring we had a special interactive “Story Time with Pastor Sarah” on Zoom. It was a wonderful way for us to stay connected even while we were apart.

Well… “Story Time with Pastor Sarah” is BACK!! During Advent I will be recording a different story each week to share. Whether you are a parent with young children, a teenager, or just young at heart—these stories are for you! You are never too young or too old to enjoy a story, and I truly hope that you enjoy these stories. You don’t have to be anywhere at any specific time to enjoy it—just watch whenever you can from wherever you are.

Week 1

Our first story was “The Sparkle Box” by Jill Hardie and you can watch that story by clicking on the image below. The Sparkle Box has become a beloved tradition at WCC the past few years and I hope you enjoy this story about the tradition. 

Week 2

Our second story is a new book called “All the Colors of Christmas” by one of my favorite authors, Matthew Paul Turner. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I do! 

Week 3

This is the third week in our “Advent Story Time” series and this week I am reading the book, “Never Let a Unicorn Meet a Reindeer” by Diane Alber. I hope you enjoy this silly story about a little girl, her pet unicorn, a reindeer, and one very special Christmas! Click on the image below to watch!

Week 4

For our fourth week, I am reading two books: one for week four and a bonus story for Christmas Eve/Day. The books I am reading are “The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen and “The Legend of the Poinsettia” by Tomie de Paulo. These are both stories that share a little bit about gift giving at Christmas and where the best gifts truly come from! I hope you enjoy these stories and that hearing them might spark some ideas about gifts you can give this year—both to friends and family, but also gifts to Jesus. Remember to add all those special gifts for Jesus to your Sparkle Box and open it together on Christmas morning to share with Jesus all those special gifts! 

Because of copyright restrictions, the videos will all be unlisted and you will need the link to view—but if you enjoy the story and think someone else might as well, please share the link with them and spread the love!

Have a blessed Advent!

Pastor Sarah