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All Creation Waits: Advent Meditations

November 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

4 Wednesdays in Advent on Zoom.

“The dark is not an end, but a door.” So writes Gayle Boss in her small book All Creation Waits: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings (Paraclete Press, 2016). She offers a new way to open doors to our hearts this Advent with 25 short meditations on the amazing ways wild creatures in the Midwest cope with the cold and darkness of winter. 

Delighted by the gift of this Advent book, members of The Green Team and the Worship Committee have teamed up to offer four evenings of communal reflections on select meditations – and everyone is invited to join the conversation! 

We’ll gather on Zoom each Wednesday night (November 29, December 6, 13, and 20) at 7:00pm. After an opening prayer, a parish storyteller will read aloud one of the meditations on a particular animal. Then we’ll share the connections we find between how God’s creatures, large and small, prepare for and survive winter, and how we might prepare our hearts awaiting the coming of Jesus, the Light who is ever-present in our Darkness. If you wish to use this book throughout Advent as your daily devotional practice, the book is available in both print and e-book versions. There’s also a children’s edition for ages 3-8. Watch for more info in coming newsletters.