An All-Parish Advent Series, ages 1-100
Sundays at 9:00am via Zoom | November 29 – December 20
This Advent, let’s approach the story of Christmas with wonder! Do Not Be Afraid invites Saint Barnabas friends of all ages to join in a devotional study perfect for the Advent season. During this creative and reflective time we will engage our sacred story while also making deeper connections with each other and with God.
We will engage in the program via weekly Zoom sessions hosted by our Rector, Jim Clark, and Sarah Petersen, Children’s Ministry Director. Sessions will be the four Sundays of Advent, Nov. 29 – Dec. 20 at 9am, during which kids, families, and adults will interact with reflection, discussions, and creative activities that all will enjoy. Inter-generational opening sessions will be followed by small group breakout sessions divided by type: kids, families, and adults.
From Illustrated Ministry, creators of the curriculum:
The inspiration for our theme comes from the angels’ message in the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke: “Do not be afraid!” This phrase is an instruction God gave to God’s people throughout their history, and it’s a message God continues to give to us today. This Advent, we invite you to explore what it looks like to hold hope when life feels really uncertain, to bring peace in the face of fear, to practice joy when everything seems burdensome, and to choose love, when sometimes, it’s just really hard. You’ll be invited to wonder more deeply about this classic story, to imagine some of the details that aren’t filled in for us, and to make connections to your own context this season.
Please Contact Sarah Petersen for questions and zoom login information.
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