With regular learning, our faith becomes much more than a collection of information; it becomes a lens through which we see our lives. And when we see with the eyes of faith, we are more likely to act as God would have us act, for our sakes and the sake of others.
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November 18: An Invitation to a Monastic Rule of Life for Advent (Fr. Reed)
One way to slow down and focus on the real meaning of the season in Advent is to commit to a disciplined pattern. Building on our rule of life classes in September, those who wish to will commit to a shared rule of life for this season (from Dec 2 through Dec 24). This will be similar in structure to what “associates" or “oblates” of religious orders would practice (those who follow aspects of a religious community’s rule of life from a distance). We will agree for the four weeks of Advent to:
- pray some form of the daily office, except for Sundays
- attend Eucharist on Saturday or Sunday each week
- read a shared book on spirituality
- work with a prayer partner for spiritual friendship and accountability
- simplify our gift giving somewhat, while doing something for those in need
- gather at least once as a group for a potluck meal to talk about the book and our experience of the rule
At this session on November 18, we will discuss the details.
November 25: All-Parish Event: Be Prepared, Advent is Coming!
December 2, 9: Understanding the Book of Daniel (Jim Hartley)
December 16, 23: The Infancy Narratives of Jesus: Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2 (Grant Washburn)
December 30: No Christian Education.