With Advent we begin the journey to the Incarnation and the amazing mystery of God with Us. In the four weeks given to us to prepare our hearts and minds, we can remind ourselves to step back from the busyness of our days, into a place of calm and reflection, and get ready to welcome anew Christ Our Lord into our lives.
Advent begins this year on December 3 and we are beginning to build a list of resources for the season. Have a great resource of your own you would like to share? Let us know! We’d love to include it here.
Advent Retreat: Preparing the Way
This Advent we invite you to a time of prayerful reflection at beautiful Cathedral Ridge, where together we will listen for God’s call to each of us to renew our faith and recommit our lives as we prepare for the Feast of Christmas. As we explore this year’s theme, Preparing the Way, we will engage in a range of spiritual practices, including Lectio Divina (Holy Reading of scripture), journaling, group reflection and sharing, and time for contemplation and rest. We will listen for God’s call to us both individually and communally. The Rev. Greg Foraker, associate rector of St. Luke’s, Fort Collins, will lead this year’s retreat. Cost: $150 before October 27, then $165. Read more and register >
Slow down. Quiet. It’s Advent!
This 17″ x 22″ poster is perfect for marking the days of Advent in the home. There are suggestions for prayer, helping others, and being thoughtful about the true meaning of Christmas. These also make nice handouts for parishioners. They come in packs of 25. Read more >