The Spirit of Advent: Learning to Love the Waiting
November 29-December 20, Location TBA
Waiting is the primary lesson of Advent. Through the biblical characters with whom the candles on the Advent wreath are traditionally associated, we will discover very different kinds of waiting:
- Abraham and Sarah – who waited a lifetime for the fulfillment of God’s promises.
- The Hebrew prophets – who waited for God’s intervention, both longed for and feared.
- John the Baptist – whose ministry marked the end of one era and anticipated the new.
- Mary – whose life was shaped by waiting and by events beyond her control.
This engaging and thoughtful study will enable us to grow more fully into a way of being that is expectant rather than urgent, more focused on God’s presence right now than on some imagined future. The study will be led by Chris Tuttle, Taylor Lewis Guthrie Hartman, Heather Ferguson, and Betty Berghaus. Join us for this four-week study as we await the God who waits with us.