Are you interested in following along as we discover JOY on the way to the birth of Jesus?  This year we have found an Advent Calendar all about Joy and what it means to us, and how we share it with others. You can download the PDF copy here.

The Presbyterian Church has published a great resource to celebrate Advent at home with your family. If you are interested in it, you can download the Family-Devotions-for-Advent-and-Christmas here.

We also continue to have our Reverse Advent Calendar in support of the Markham Food Bank. We encourage our youth (and anyone else who wants to participate) to gather an item a day and bring them to church each Sunday. We have created themes this year, to help with your shopping. If you have any questions about the Reverse Advent Calendar, feel free to speak to any member of the Bible Builders Church School Council.

Week 1 (Nov 18th – 24th) Pantry Staples

  • Pasta

  • Rice

  • Canned fruit & vegetables

  • Pasta Sauce

  • Cereals

  • Soups

  • Crackers

Week 2 (Nov 25th – Dec 1st ) Proteins

  • Sardines

  • Tuna or other canned fish

  • Canned meat

  • Canned Beans

  • Dried lentils & beans

Week 3 (Dec 2nd – Dec 8th) Personal Care

  • Soap

  • Shampoo

  • Toothpaste

Week 4 (Dec 9th – Dec 15th) Babies

  • Baby food

  • Formula

  • Wipes

The food bank is currently saying that their most needed items are:

  • Sardines

  • Hot cereal

  • Cold cereal

  • Pasta sauce

  • Crackers

  • Baby food

  • Baby Formula

  • Rice