ADVENT for EVERYONE! ESPECIALLY FOR FAMILIES WITH KIDDOS!
Church Publishing has thought about the entire family. There are several fun and interactive resources for children that will be interesting to adults as well. Please avail yourself of these free resources for your home. CLICK HERE
No Advent Wreath?
If you don’t have an advent wreath, don’t lament! Find five candles, any color will do, any type is fine. If you have an evergreen, holy bush or even herbs, clip some and lay between the candles. Each Sunday of Advent we will light the candles for the week in our online worship.
Preparing for Advent
Join us for a 4-week Study Group Online
That title seems repetitive because Advent is all about preparation, about waiting. Church
Publishing is offering some resources, at no charge, for Advent Study. This is the link to their
This year we will hold an online 4-week study using a resource titled “The Womb of
Advent", by Mark Bozzuti-Jones. This resource can be downloaded for printing or to read on
your electronic device! Select the title to open the link. The author uses imagery for meditation on our journey from darkness to light. The book includes daily prayers and meditations, along with the content.
The groups will meet on Wednesday evening and Tuesday morning, and will be facilitated by Rev.
Diane and Catherine Thomas (St. Joe). Please plan to spend some time in community during Advent by joining this group for discussion, prayer and meditation.
The Tuesday morning group will begin meeting on December 1st, at 10:30 am.
The Wednesday evening group will begin meeting on December 2nd at 6:30 pm.
These are the ZOOM links for joining. They will be the same links each week.
Tuesday @ 10:30 am
Phone: +1 301 715 8592 US Meeting ID: 832 7574 5150
Wednesday @ 6:30 pm
Phone: +1 646 876 9923 US Meeting ID: 822 9629 3473
For Personal Meditation
This beautiful illustrated book by artist and author Roger Hutchison is available in digital format for your personal meditation. click here to access.
“Hutchison takes a moving piece of personal artwork and breaks it down into pieces to serve as the lenses through which to view various biblical stories of Jesus. But he doesn’t stop there, as we also find reflections both inspiring and challenging on our own world and our own situations.”
––from the Foreword by The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church