Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Advent- Awaiting the Wonder- Part Two

This Advent event 
was planned as a catered event.
Hannah's Fine Foods
Melissa Williams

Table hostesses volunteered 
and brought a nativity set
 to decorate the center of round tables.

All the tables were different.
Some were set beautifully with paper plates, 
others with china.

Some tables had a "gathering" of
creches or nativity sets.

A double buffet line
 served the dinner quickly.

A time to invite neighbors,
 friends, and co-workers.
This event included an open invitation
 to a neighboring church-Prince of Peace.
A wonderful gathering of faith sisters.

Copies of Sybil MacBeth's book
 were available for purchase.

Here is a bit about this book:
"Advent and Epiphany are the often-neglected parentheses around Christmas.
 Sybil MacBeth wants to change that. 
The Season of the Nativity – Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany –
 deserves more attention and better publicity. 
As the opening three acts for the liturgical year, 
it sets the stage for our yearlong journey
 through Scripture and salvation history.
 This book combines memoir, front-porch theology,
 and pages of spiritual practices and activities
 to invite individuals and families into a deeper relationship
 with a time of year you may have never discovered before. 
It gives simple tools and exercises for word-weary, 
distracted, and busy people –
 perhaps to experience a serious
 and playful nativity season for the first time."

Most of all-
Time set aside to think
 about preparing hearts for Advent.
The Christ Child gift to all.

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