All Creation Waits for us this Advent
“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 — 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 Worship Committee have teamed up to offer four evenings of communal reflection on select meditations. And everyone is invited to join in the conversation!
We’ll gather on Zoom each Wednesday night — Nov. 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, and Dec 20 at 7:00pm. We’ll open with prayer, and then a parish storyteller will read aloud one of the meditations on a particular animal. We’ll share where we find connections between how God’s creatures prepare for and survive winter and how we might prepare our hearts as we await the coming celebration this Christmas of Jesus, the Light who is ever-present in our Darkness. If you wish to use this book throughout Advent as your daily Advent devotional practice, you can buy the book in print or as an e-book. A children’s edition for ages 3-8 is also available.
Contact the office for Zoom instructions.
For additional creation-themed Advent resources—both devotional and practical—for you and your family, download this PDF with links.