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Contemplative Practices: Advent & Christmas

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

Books & Devotionals

Advent in Plain Sight     Embodied Light     9781506480565h     I Am Mary Advent Devotional     In Days to Come          The Living Nativity     Mandalas, Candles, and Prayer     Meeting the Messiah     Pauses for Advent     Prepare the Way     Simply Wait     A Surprising God          Traveling with our Ancestors Advent Devotional     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.

Online Devotionals

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