NEW! Lent by Candlelight Resources

For thousands of years, Christians have set aside the 40 days before Easter to reflect on the passion and death of Jesus. We meditate on his selfless sacrifice, given to pay for the sins of all people. This service gives believers an opportunity to reflect on the last words of Christ, spoken as he suffered on the cross. As we reflect on the last seven words of Jesus, we deepen our understanding of his sacrificial love for sinners and meditate on the rich truths that are revealed in his final words.

View the Lent by Candlelight services on the resource center.

Advent by Candlelight

Advent by Candlelight is an event to help women focus on Christ during the busy holiday season.

It can be designed as an outreach to the community or an opportunity to encourage believers.
Through narration, readings, prayer, and music, Christ will shine as the Savior.
Flexibility makes this an excellent ministry tool!

How do you start?

Talk to your pastor! Gather a few ladies to help with music, narration, decorating or hosting tables and set a date.
Check out the Complete Planning Guide for Advent by Candlelight

Trust that God will always bless the proclamation of His Word

Enjoy creating a beautiful ambiance, but know that the power is in the message of the Gospel.

NEW! Advent by Candlelight Resources

The season of Advent. Some may wonder what’s so important about this time. Many consider the season following Thanksgiving to be “the Christmas season” already. They don’t know the importance of these precious weeks leading up to Jesus’ birth.

The word Advent literally means “coming” or “arrival.” When related to Christmas, it has to do with the coming of Jesus Christ. During Advent, we eagerly wait and prepare our hearts for the celebration of his birth AND the time when he comes again.

Jesus is our King . . . our Judge . . . our Messiah . . . and our Immanuel. He needed to be all of these things to guarantee our salvation. He needed to be true God capable of accomplishing these things and also true man able to experience them as one of us. Because he became all of these, we know what to expect when he returns. Our triumphant King will gather all those he loves, saved, and who believe in him as Savior to be with him forever in heaven.

Because of this, we can confidently and joyfully say, Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!

Advent by Candlelight – Planner’s Forum Webinar

Women’s Ministry recently held an online webinar to talk through what works in different congregation settings, tactics on how to overcome obstacles, and things to do to be outreach-minded.

Watch the archived webinar to catch up if you missed it, or to review important pieces of information you may want to hear again.

What Does It Look Like?

Check out some pictures of what Advent by Candlelight looks like around the Synod.

Visit the Resource Center for services and planning resources.

Lent by Candlelight

Lent by Candlelight provides another opportunity to encourage your sisters in Christ with the Word of God! Or might this be a chance to reach out into your communities to people who don’t know about the message of the Savior? Share Christ with those around you!


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Contact WELS Women’s Ministry for more information.