Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 2nd Sunday of Advent.

Use this unit study to help teach children about preparing to encounter Christ during Advent. This lesson is based on Luke 3:1-6.

In this week’s Gospel, St. John the Baptist preaches his message of the baptism of penance in the desert. He called sinners to repent and prepare to encounter the Christ. That message is still delivered today. The season of Advent is the time to prepare ourselves to encounter Christ through prayer, going to confession, receiving the Holy Eucharist, and symbolically celebrating the season with a wreath and candles.

This fun unit study is suited for a CCD or Religious Education class. It may also be used for Sunday School programs or as homeschool materials.

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This unit study includes:
-Student and Teacher Cover Sheets
-Student lesson Worksheets
-Inclusive Teacher Guide
-Set of 4 Notebooking sheets
-8 Word wall terms: sinning, repent, encounter, Advent, wreaths, nativity, Holy Eucharist, Confession
-Decorative Thematic Poster
-We Must Prepare to Encounter Christ Display/Bulletin Board Activity
-I'm Preparing to Encounter Christ Coloring Sheet
-2nd Sunday in Advent, St. John the Baptist Begins Preaching in the Desert Mini-Book
-St. John the Baptist Begins Preaching in the Desert Word Search Puzzle
-St. John the Baptist Begins Preaching in the Desert Picture Puzzle - 4 Levels - 4pc, 9pc, 12pc, 20pc
-Create a Wreath Cut-n-Paste Activity
-Get the Gospel! Ways to Encounter God Scripture Trading Card

There are opportunities in this lesson for Scripture reading, class or small group discussion, writing, drawing, and coloring. Teachers are encouraged use the lesson and activities to fit the needs or abilities of students, or to meet the allotted class schedule.

Age: Gr. 2-5
Week: 2nd Sunday of Advent (Cycle C)
Focus: St. John the Baptist begins preaching in the desert.
Theme: We must prepare to encounter Christ.
Gospel: Luke 3:1-6
CCC: 522-524, 1355, 1385-1387, 1415, 2042



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