AN ADVENT EVENING OF REFLECTION
Tuesday, December 20
The season itself is a dare.
Advent stands before our measured reason and challenges us to stretch the limits of our imaginations.
Advent dares suggest in the bustle and busyness of a holiday season, we need to risk a moment of stillness.
Advent dares suggest in a season of cold and darkness, we can find warmth and light; in a time of fear and conflict, we can find a way to peace and reconciliation.
Of all the seasons, only Advent is bold enough to suggest the stirring we feel within is God’s own love waiting to be born anew.
Please join us for a very special and prayerful reflection on the themes of the season. The evening begins in the church with a Reconciliation Service that includes the opportunity for individual sacramental reconciliation. You are then invited to join us for a festive dinner in the church hall. Following our meal, we are most pleased to welcome renowned author, theologian, and storyteller Jack Shea as he leads us through some new and thought provoking reflections on the joys, challenges, and deepest meanings of Christmas.
Jack Shea is a theologian and storyteller who lectures nationally and internationally on storytelling in world religions, faith-based health care, contemporary spirituality, and the spirit at work movement. He has published thirteen books of theology and spirituality and two books of poetry. He is currently completing a four-volume series, The Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels for Christian Preachers and Teachers, that offer the reader a brilliant literary/spiritual interpretation of the Sunday Gospels.
Tuesday, December 20
5:30 – 6:15 P.M., CHURCH;
6:15 – 7 P.M., CHURCH HALL;
7 – 8:15 P.M., CHURCH HALL;
Songs, Stories, Readings and Reflections for a Defiant Christmas with Jack Shea
Dinner reservations ($20 per person) are required and will be held at the door. Please allow us to offer you our best hospitality by calling 312.648.1021 no later than Friday, December 16. No reservations are necessary for the Reconciliation Service. Limited seating for the presentation in the church hall will be available for walk-ins. You are welcome to join us for all or any part of the evening’s schedule.