All Creation Waits: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings
Towards the end of November this year, just after the festivities of Thanksgiving, and just as the great preparations for Christmas really start up, a tiny little season opens in the Church year. It’s only four weeks long – four Sundays, marked by candles on the Advent wreath. Advent is a preparing time in the Christian tradition of long-standing: a time for prayer and other practices that can soften our hearts to receive once again the birth of the Christ Child.
In a small book, beautifully illustrated – All Creation Waits: the Advent Mystery of New Beginnings, Gayle Boss invites us to enter into Advent this year through learning from creatures in the wild. She describes the varied, difficult processes of slowing life down that allow Turtle, Muskrat, Loon, Wood Frog – 25 creatures in all – to wait through the dark, the cold, the scarcity of food – for the turn of the year. What might we learn about waiting, about hoping, she wonders?
Join us on a four-week Advent journey with this book; we’ll meet in person in the Library. Meredith Bratcher is the facilitator.
This class is offered weekly in person and via Zoom from November 27 – December 18.