NOOMA Study Based on Advent Readings, Year C

Last year, I was honored to have my work featured on the Flannel blog, so I’m sharing this year’s NOOMA Advent study in hopes that there are more of you out there who might find this helpul for your ministry.

I can’t say enough how much I love this resource. They films are thought-provoking and beautifully produced. If you haven’t tried used this in your ministry to young adults (or adults of any age!), maybe this is the year to try it out!

1st Sunday of Advent | 11.29.2015

  • Click here for the readings.
  • Click here for useful background information on this week’s readings from Loyola Press’ Sunday Connection.
  • Jeremiah 33. The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and Judah.
  • Psalm 25. To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.
  • 1 Thessalonians 3-4. May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all….
  • Luke 21. Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from…the anxieties of daily life….
  • NOOMA Breathe | 014. Are we standing on holy ground, all of the time, but are not aware of it? If the words for “breath” and “spirit” are the same in biblical context, does that affect your view of yourself and others? …when we treat someone disrespectfully, does it mean we’re really treating God disrespectfully? And if we do things with love and care for others, are we inherently doing it for God?
    • Click here to see trailer and download free reflection guide.
    • Topics: Spirit, Life, Image of God, Sacred, Breath
    • Running Time: 14 min.

2nd Sunday of Advent | 12.06.2015

  • Click here for the readings.
  • Click here for useful background information on this week’s readings from Loyola Press’ Sunday Connection.
  • Baruch 5. … God will show all the earth your splendor: you will be named by God forever the peace of justice, the glory of God’s worship.
  • Psalm 126. The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.
  • Philippians 1. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.
  • Luke 3. A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.
  • NOOMA Noise | 005. Does all the noise in our lives make it hard to hear God? Have you spent the same amount of time worrying and talking about your difficult, confusing situations as you have spent in silence, listening to what God might have to say?
    • Click here to see trailer and download free reflection guide.
    • Topics: Listen, Solitude, Busy, Silence, Hear
    • Running Time: 10 min.

3rd Sunday of Advent | 12.13.2015

  • Click here for the readings.
  • Click here for useful background information on this week’s readings from Loyola Press’ Sunday Connection.
  • Zephaniah 3. The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior
  • Isaiah 12. Cry out with joy and gladness: for among you is the great and Holy One of Israel.
  • Philippians 4. Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!
  • Luke 3. The crowds asked John the Baptist, “What should we do?”
  • NOOMA Corner | 023. What is your corner? Who do you need to give it to?
    • Click here to see trailer and download free reflection guide.
    • Topics: Success, Suffering, Oppressed, Generosity, Contentment, Orphan
    • Running Time: 11 min.

4th Sunday of Advent | 12.20.2015

  • Click here for the readings.
  • Click here for useful background information on this week’s readings from Loyola Press’ Sunday Connection.
  • Micah 5. …and they shall remain, for now his greatness shall reach to the ends of the earth; he shall be peace.
  • Psalm 80. Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.
  • Hebrews 10. By this “will,” we have been consecrated through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
  • Luke 1. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.
  • NOOMA Rhythm | 011. Are our lives in tune with God’s plan for the world?
    • Click here to see trailer and download free reflection guide.
    • Topics: Relationship, Harmony, Full Life, Compassion, Truth
    • Running Time: 11 min.

BONUS: Before Your Parish Reconciliation Service

NOOMA Lump | 010. What do we do when our past catches up to us?

  • Click here to see trailer and download free reflection guide.
  • Topics: Guilt, Forgiveness, Shame, Unconditional Love, Hiding
  • Running Time: 11 min.
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