DECEMBER 4, 11 AND 18
This Advent season join us for dinner and the Advent program
5:00-6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
Children and youth: FREE
Soup, Salad Bar, Dinner Roll, and Dessert.
*Warning: normal kitchen operations involve shared cooking and preparation areas. We are therefore unable to guarantee that any menu item is completely free from gluten or any other allergen, and we assume no responsibility for guests with food allergies or sensitivities.
Light of the World - Our Journey for Advent
December 4, 11 and 18
6:05 p.m. (come early for dinner. See details below!)
In Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. We will join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt. Each week, we will hear a talk from Levine via video and then have table conversations around the questions that arise. If you would like to also read the book (by the same name), The Gate bookstore may have a limited supply. The book is also available via Amazon, Cokesbury and other fine outlets. Join us for the Advent journey towards the Christmas celebration!