Facilitated by Melinda Wenner Bradley, this four-week series will explore the time of expectant waiting before Christmas with scripture, discussion, guided activities, prayers, and readings. We will explore elements of the Nativity story each week through the lens of liberation theology and our own hopes and leadings for peace and justice in the world.
November 28: Prophets Watch and Wait
December 5: Mothering a New World Into Being
December 12: Messengers and Visitors
December 19: The Child Who Will Change Everything
Participants will need a journal and copy of the book, Keep Watch with Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers (see description below). There will be limited copies available at no cost to registrants. While not required, participants will be encouraged to use the daily devotionals in the book in the days between our times together.
When: Sunday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm ET
Where: Hybrid! The group will gather in-person at West Chester Meeting and online using Zoom
Who: Adult Friends and interested Young Friends (high school) are welcome
Questions? Contact Melinda by email: email@example.com
Keep Watch With Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakersis a collaborative daily devotional featuring diverse contributors: black, white, LGBTQ, Latinx, Palestinian, incarcerated, Native American, Australian, Americans, Irish, South African, clergy, laity, activists, authors, organizers, and more. The season of Advent, as the church prepares for the birth of Christ, is a penitential season of reckoning with our need and the needs of the world.Keep Watch With Me offers stories, reflections, prayers, and spiritual practices to sustain and challenge the faith of those who work for justice and peace, and long for the coming of God with us.
Melinda Wenner Bradley is a member of West Chester Meeting and serves the Yearly Meeting as the Youth Religious Life Coordinator. Melinda holds a MA in Education and is currently a Master of Divinity degree candidate at Lancaster Theological Seminary. She is a frequent workshop leader and facilitates programs for all ages of Friends.
Advent Series for Adult RE
Name of Participant(Required) Meeting or other Quaker affiliation (if applicable) Email(Required) Best phone number to reach you(Required) How do you plan to attend the four sessions?(Required)
In person at West Chester Meeting
* Friends planning to attend in person may use Zoom as needed. Book for the ProgramIn addition to a journal, it is recommended that participants have a copy of "Keep Watch with Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers" which we will use parts of together, and can be a daily devotional between our sessions. PYM will provide a copy to the first ten registrants. It can be also be purchased here: https://bookshop.org/books/keep-watch-with-me-an-advent-reader-for-peacemakers/9781501876332
Yes! I would like PYM to send me a copy. (please provide address below)
I will purchase or borrow my own book.
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