We live in a time of radical challenge and change. Advent offers rich material for prayer, conveying images of disruption, struggle and endings, and images of reconciliation, birth and beginnings. This morning retreat will seek to create a space of prayer big enough to encompass both what disturbs and shakes us, and what brings comfort and hope. How do the images of Advent enlarge our capacity to midwife Christ’s birth within us and among us? This gathering, led by the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, creation care advisor to the diocese, will include presentations, silence, singing, solitude and small group conversation.
If possible, participants are invited to bring a candle and a Bible, and wear something comfortable for an optional walk outdoors.
This free online retreat is open to all and is sponsored by both Episcopal dioceses in Massachusetts and by Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ.