A 4-WEEK VIRTUAL SPIRITUAL FORMATION OPPORTUNITY FOR ADVENT
Join in LIVE (on Zoom) on the 4 Sunday evenings of Advent at 7:00pm: November 29th, December 6th, December 13th, and December 20th. This opportunity is FREE, but you must Register (see link below) in order to receive an email invitation with information (including the meeting ID) on how to connect via Zoom.
What if my schedule doesn’t permit me to participate LIVE on these Sunday evenings? If you are unable to join the LIVE gathering on Zoom on these 4 Sunday evenings, the “Program” segment each Sunday will be recorded and made available so that you will be able to participate later each week at your own convenience.
Description of Program:
The holidays this year will be unlike any other we have experienced in our lifetimes. Amidst all of the changes, uncertainties and adaptations, how will we keep the birth of Christ at the center of it all? Join together with people from all over the U.S. as our program leader, Rev. Sharon Seyfarth Garner, leads us in this opportunity to slow down, breathe deeply and rest our weary souls. Come as you are - wear your comfy PJs and grab a cup of hot chocolate/tea or a glass of wine, as we let the candles of the Advent wreath light our way to Christmas.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO PARTICIPATE IN “COLOR YOUR ADVENT 2020”:
1) Go to this website to REGISTER for Color Your Advent 2020: http://www.bellyofthewhaleministries.net/color-your-advent-2020 (registration is free, but after you register, you will receive an email from the program leader with additional information, including an opportunity to make a donation if you are led to do so).
*2) Purchase a copy of the book “Mandalas Candles & Prayer: A Simply Centered Advent” (approximately $10).
3) Pull out (or purchase) some colored pencils.
4) Gather 4 candles together to form an at-home Advent wreath (any 4 candles will do).
5) Connect to Zoom at 7pm on the following 4 Sundays (11/29, 12/6, 12/13 & 12/20), or go on-line later each week and participate if you have scheduling conflicts on any of these Sundays).
*Note that the book, “Mandalas Candles & Prayer: A Simply Centered Advent” by Sharon Seyfarth Garner is available for purchase on-line from Upper Room Books (https://bookstore.upperroom.org/Products/1722/mandalas-candles-and-prayer.aspx) with a 20% discount (use Coupon Code GARN20). It is also available on Amazon.
About the Program Leader: Rev. Sharon Seyfarth Garner (an ordained United Methodist clergywoman) is a pastor, author, spiritual director, retreat leader, and Director & Founder of Belly of the Whale Spiritual Direction & Retreat Ministries LLC in Cleveland, Ohio.