November 27 is the first Sunday of Advent 2016. Learn more about Advent at upperroom.org/Advent101. You are also invited to use The Upper Room Advent Calendar as a guide for your spiritual life during Advent. While Advent traditionally begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, The Upper Room Advent Calendar is intended for use on the days of December leading up to Christmas. Each day offers a theme and an activity to engage or a meditation to read, all drawing from various Upper Room resources. As Advent invites us into hopeful expectation and new beginnings, may the following suggestions find you newly engaged in the season as you draw nearer to God and sense God drawing nearer to you. (NOTE: In an effort to provide from a range of Upper Room resources, the days mentioned in the various excerpt may not correspond exactly with the day on this Advent calendar in order to avoid duplication).