Top Ten Reasons for Celebrating Advent http://alivenow.upperroom.org/2011/10/31/advent-top-10/
Go to the UMC worship site for suggestions for Advent, http://bit.ly/tKGjb0
and information about the history of Advent
Several years ago, Taylor Burton-Edwards warned that the practice of using themes for the Sundays in Advent, such as hope, peace, joy, and love or witness, prophet, exhortation, shepherd because such practice might "to domesticate the radical claims of these texts about the 'destructive salvation' of this world by the inbreaking of God's kingdom."
To help you reflect on the meaning of the term, "Son of Man," you may find it helpful to read Daniel 7:1-14.
Lectio Divina: Psalm 80:1-3