How Will You Wait This Year?
Holy Comforter is offering several ways for you to prepare yourself for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. In addition to the Advent Quiet Day (December 3) and Lessons and Carols (December 11), please view below to learn more about other opportunities to prepare for Christ this season.
Be part of the Anglican Communion’s Global Advent Calendar. It’s an innovative way to engage in the season of Advent with people all over the world. Simply respond to the daily meditation emailed to you with images and prayers that speak to your heart. Your images and prayers will appear in the Advent Calendar with others from around the world. Join us as we anticipate the coming of Christ, the fulfillment of our deepest longings.
AdventWord begins November 27.
Family Advent Kits
Father Bill has put together family Advent Kits, filled with wonderful activities and readings to engage the entire family in this season of preparation.
The "Inside-Out" Advent Calendar
What if during this time - this season of Advent - we turn our time of waiting and preparation "inside-out"? What if we, instead of opening doors to receive a gift of candy, we used this time of waiting to help those in need? The idea is simple: we will provide you with a box and a list to set in a place where you gather as a family. Each day of Advent, add one item to the box. After Christmas, we will as a group take the boxes to be distributed. We will be collecting items for Broomfield FISH, St. Francis Center, A Precious Child, Growing Home, or Humane Society of Boulder Valley.
Liberated by God's Grace
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and three of his counterparts in North America have worked together on Liberated by God’s Grace [PDF], a set of weekly devotions for Advent.
Bishop Curry’s reflection, “Salvation — Not for Sale,” is for Advent 3.
The other bishops and their topics are:
- The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (“Liberated by God’s Grace”)
- The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate, Anglican Church of Canada (“Creation — Not for Sale”)
- The Rev. Susan C. Johnson, National Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (“Human Beings — Not for Sale”)