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

Advent means “coming.” When someone is coming over, what do you do? It depends on who is coming and why they are coming. If it’s a good friend popping in for a quick visit, you don’t worry too much about how the house looks or serving a meal. But imagine the governor is coming over for an evening to give you some sort of citizen’s award. That’s a big deal. There is work to be done: deep cleaning, planning a menu, getting the yard looking its best, and so on.

So, is Advent a big deal? It depends on who is coming and why they are coming. During Advent, we get the answer to that question. We see that our King, Jesus, is coming. We see why King Jesus came on that first Christmas and why he will come again on judgment day. In the season of Advent, we also cherish the way King Jesus comes to us today in his Word, establishing his reign in our hearts.

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.

Visit the Resource Center for more Advent by Candlelight services and planning resources.

What Does It Look Like?

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

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!

View the Lent by Candlelight services on the resource center.


WELS Women’s Ministry provides resources for individuals and congregations nationwide. Consider supporting these ministries with your prayers and gifts.


Contact WELS Women’s Ministry for more information.