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Advent 2022: Holiday Gift Giving Guide by Gladys Vaughn


"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy. . . ; it if is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”

- Romans 12:6-8

Advent Day 26
December 22, 2022

Holiday Gift Giving Guide

It’s ‘gift giving rush hour’ in the USA! Many of us are fretting that months have slipped by, and we have yet to plan holiday gifts for friends, family and colleagues. Gift-giving guides of all sorts, for any budget, are available simply at casual glance—from the average run-of-the-mill to the colorful, most usual, rare and even strange! For certain, we can find something for those on our holiday gift lists.

And, as well, for those we may not have thought of.

This year, give gifts that really matter. Give gifts that reflect the message of Advent and signal love, joy, hope and peace, to:

  • Homeless women, men and children: gifts of nourishment, shelter, warm clothing.

  • Senior citizens: gifts of face-to-face or virtual visits.

  • Haitian and Ukrainian refugees: gifts of welcome and enhanced mental health.

  • Everyone: good deeds, prayer, and a joyous heart.

Sister Gladys Gary Vaughn, Ph.D.
Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation

Prayer: God of the Universe, help us honor Advent season by sharing gifts that help transform lives.


Advent 2022

We invite you to join us during the Advent season as we reflect on the virtues of Hope, Joy, Peace, and Love; as we anticipate Christ's birth; and prepare our hearts to receive him.

Each day a new reflection with a scripture and prayer will be posted on the Metropolitan AME Church website and social media to encourage you as we prepare.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and reflect along with us offline.



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