Each year Pittsburgh Theological Seminary offers our free Advent and Lent devotionals and resource kits as our gift to you!
Advent Resource Kit 2020
In addition to the daily devotionals below, access this year's Lenten Resource Kit, containing
- Big Book of Advent Devotionals, with multiple devotionals for each day and following the PCUSA Daily Lectionary;
- SYI Advent Music for Guitar, enabling the youth in your congregation to share their musical talents;
- Blogs, sermons, and seasonal reflections; and
- Activities for kids.
Advent Devotional 2020
Read and/or listen to daily meditations written by members of the Seminary community. Scroll down to learn more about the various ways you can read the daily messages.
With thanks to our alums, who wrote this year's devotionals, and MDiv student Jon Mathieu, who provided the audio recordings.
Daily Devotionals Delivered to your E-mail
- Visit PTS News Sign Up.
- Complete the required information and select Devotionals (Advent and Lent). Please note that other e-newsletters are available.
- Click “Subscribe”.
If you received the Lent or Advent devotional last year, nothing further is required.
If you already receive e-news from the Seminary (President’s Communiqué, Alumni News, WMI, MUI, CPI, Museum, or Continuing Education), but not the Devotional, you will need to
- Click "Preferences" at the end of a PTS e-mail.
- Follow the link in the e-mail sent from GoDaddy with the subject line "Edit your subscription to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary."
- Select "Devotionals (Advent and Lent)" and click "Update."
- Please note, if you would like to subscribe to the Devotional using a different e-mail from which you receive other Seminary e-newsletters, you will need to sign up using the “New Subscriber” instructions listed above.
For those with further questions or having difficulty signing up, please e-mail David Keys at email@example.com.
The Seminary's Advent and Lenten Devotionals are available through a free app for your Android or Apple device. Visit the Google Play Store or iTunes Store and search for "Devotions - Advent & Lent" or follow these link from your mobile device: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.pts.devotions (Android) or https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/devotions-advent-lent/id945697533?ls=1&mt=8 (Apple).
Devotionals on Social Media
Devotionals to Print and Share
We also offer a printed version of the devotional that's great for sharing with your small church group. You can request a printed copy be mailed to you by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 412-362-5610. DOWNLOAD THE 2020 ADVENT DEVOTIONAL
Devotionals for Your Website
Want to embed the Seminary's Lent devotional on your church's website? E-mail email@example.com and we'll send you the code! The content will automatically load and be displayed for each day.
Advent Devotional 2019
Advent Devotional 2018
Advent Devotional 2017
Advent Devotional 2016
Advent Devotional 2015
Advent Devotional 2014
Advent Devotional 2013
Advent Devotional 2012
Advent Devotional 2011
Advent Devotional 2010
Advent Devotional 2009
Advent Devotional 2008
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