Integrating light and dark, an Advent offering

The Rev. Jean Collins and the Rev. Valerie Webster invite you to an Advent offering, “Integrating Light and Dark” – including lunch fellowship, opportunities for learning and discussion, contemplative spiritual practices and worship. It will be held Friday, Dec. 2, from noon-4 p.m. with lunch provided, at St. James’ Episcopal Church, located at 502 West Montana in Lewistown.

We have each been nourished by “solar Christianity” – both absorbing and reflecting the sunny side of faith. As the years go by, we may experience a hunger to know the Mystery of God in a deeper way – integrating the light and darkness of our lived experience.

In her book, “Learning to Walk in the Dark,” Episcopal priest and New York Times bestselling author Barbara Brown Taylor observed, “Jesus was born in a cave and rose from the dead in a cave. … If it happened in a cave, it happened in complete silence, in absolute darkness, with the smell of damp stone and dug earth in the air. … New life starts in the dark. Whether it is a seed in the ground, a baby in the womb, or Jesus in the tomb, it starts in the dark.”

All are welcome to explore Advent themes related to lightness and darkness.

Please RSVP to the Rev. Jean Collins at 538-5151 or so as to insure sufficient materials and food.


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