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Contemplative Practices: Advent & Christmas

resources to support contemplative beginners and adepts, including individuals, families, small groups and congregational practices


Embodied Light     In Days to Come          The Living Nativity     Mandalas, Candles, and Prayer     Meeting the Messiah     Pauses for Advent     Prepare the Way     Simply Wait          The Uncluttered Heart     The Wondrous Mystery

Jan Richardson has graciously given copyright permission for using her work online. Her writing is appropriate for worship, contemplative practices, family devotions and small group discussions.

Keeping Watch Under Pandemic Skies provides an opportunity to claim sacred space on the grounds surrounding the church building and unfolds from the Wednesday before Advent begins (November 25) through Epiphany Day (January 6); includes a reading, reflection, prayer, song and an action for meditation and prayer.

Podcasts & Videos

Yogadevotion Advent Candlelight Worship

Wednesday, Dec. 16 - 7 p.m. | Online

Center yourself in the presence of God, anticipating the arrival of Emmanuel, "God with us." Scripture, prayer, readings, music and silence will be incorporated in a Yogadevotion practice that explores the Advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love. A freewill offering will be designated to a local charity. Learn more.


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