Jesus was born into a weary world – a world hurting from oppression, poverty, political unrest, and violence. And yet, Jesus was born, bringing good news of great joy for all people.
As Advent comes again to this weary world, we ask, “How does a weary world rejoice?” This year, we will follow the stories in the opening chapters of Luke’s Gospel. As we hold space for our weariness and our joy, as we acknowledge our grief and our pain, we will seek a “thrill of hope” in our hurting world.
This Advent season at Sojourners, we’ll be offering the following events and spaces for reflection alongside our 10 AM Sunday morning services. All are welcome to join us!
- Nov. 30: 7 PM Visio Divina
- Dec. 3: Advent Celebration & Craft Fair after worship (around 11 AM)
- Dec. 7: 7 PM Visio Divina
- Dec. 14: 7 PM Visio Divina
- Dec. 17: Christmas Pageant and Carols (during our 10 AM worship service)
- Dec. 21: 7 PM Longest Night Service
- Dec. 24: 10 AM regular morning service & 5 PM Christmas Eve service
Advent Celebration & Craft Fair – Join us after our morning worship service on December 3 (around 11 AM) for a time of fellowship, food, crafting, and Christmas shopping! We’ll have some local artisans selling handmade gifts, as well as wreath-making and ornament-making for both children and adults, and a time to help decorate our Sojourners Christmas tree. Everyone is welcome!
Visio Divina group – Join Bethany on Thursday evenings at 7 PM during Advent for a time of contemplative reflection using the art from A Sanctified Art. A Zoom option is available, and you can find the link in our midweek update newsletter or by emailing Bethany: email@example.com.
Longest Night Service – For some of us, it can feel especially difficult to find joy in the holiday season. We are grieving or ill or exhausted, and while this whole Advent season we are acknowledging the reality of life in a weary world, this service makes space in a special way for us to gather together in our grief and our fatigue for reflection and prayer.