Join us in Sensing Advent: Practicing God’s justice in embodied community

Advent Pilgrimage in Palestine is a four-week virtual pilgrimage from the ELCA’s Peace Not WallsYoung Adult Ministry, Arab and Middle Eastern ministry, and ALAMEH featuring young adult voices from the ELCA and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.

In Palestine and around the world, Advent is a time to prepare for Christmas—not only in our hearts and minds, but in embodied traditions that involve all our senses. Decorations, food, music, and gifts can not only express the rich cultural diversity of the church and connect us to our own histories; these traditions can also invite us to practice the joy, abundance, peace-making, and generosity that is the liberative way of Jesus in the world.

This resource can be used by an individual or in a group setting and is available to everyone, regardless of age.

The full resource includes:


  • Four 5-minute videos (1 video for each week of Advent focused on a specific theme and Biblical text)

Bible Study

  • Includes the Biblical text and discussion questions for each week of Advent, centering and closing prayers for use in a group gathering


  • Dec 12 at 8pm ET: Launch webinar to introduce the series theme & structure. The webinar will feature ALAMEH members Pastor Khader El-Yateem, Pastor Rani Abdulmasih and Muna Tarazi. Sign up to view the webinar live.