what is advent conspiracy?
At Reunion we discovered many years ago that the season of Advent was becoming something else altogether. Instead of an awe-inspiring time of expectation and joy, people were drowning in a sea of financial debt, endless gift lists, to-do lists, and events to attend.
Every year we would come to the end of an Advent season exhausted and sensing we’d missed the point entirely. We struggled to find the connection between our Christmas lists and the glory of Jesus’ birth. The time of year when focusing on Christ should be the easiest was often the hardest. An overwhelming stress had overtaken our worship and celebration.
We decided to try something different. The Advent Conspiracy movement has four principles: Spend Less, Give More, Worship Fully, Love All.
When we combine these principles with the Hope, Joy, Peace, and Love of Advent it has the power to transform our experience of the Christmas season. Celebrating the birth of Jesus becomes an opportunity to reflect God’s heart of generosity instead of getting mired in selfishness or worse, emptiness.
We hope you’ll join us this year in spending less, giving more, worshipping fully and loving all so Christmas can become a time of expectation and joy once again.
Reunion has been celebrating Advent Conspiracy for over 10 years and We’ve given away over $320,000 so far. partner with us this year to make a lasting impact in the lives of so many in our communities.