Friday, December 3, 2010

Gathering for Advent Observance

The Advent season is a time of longing, of expectation, of hope for the long-awaited fulfillment of a promise. Hope, struggle, fear, expectation, fulfillment, and traveling through the desert are all part of the Advent experience. In the words of Jan Richardson, ''Advent beckons us beyond the certainties that may not serve us - those sureties we rely on that may have no substance to them after all. Advent is a season to look at what we have fashioned our lives around - beliefs, habits, convictions, prejudices - and to see whether these leave any room for the Christ who is so fond of slipping into our lives in guises we may not readily recognize. Advent reminds us that ultimately, we live in mystery, but if we stay awake; if we open our eyes in the midst of our life, with all of its wildness and wonders, then we will see: Something is coming."

Join us for worship Sunday as we traverse the Advent wilderness together. Our offering will be designated for United Campus Ministries (and don't forget your pancake mix - see below), and our potluck theme is food of the season.

Sunday, December 5, 5:30 pm, 618 Locust Street

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