Stories tagged:
Advent

Advent: Happy Gifts

As we continue in the season of Advent, Gena Minnix explores how the Christmas story might be a surprising and happy gift for us [Isaiah 61:1-3]. Reflection What practices help me feel God’s spirit? How does it feel to say, “Your will be done?” Resources Video – Puppy Surprise [Clip 1 | Clip 2] Audio – The Little Apocalypse (Nadia […]

Carols and Cookies Thank You

Thank you to everyone who came out to sing carols and share cookies with the residents of the Austin Retirement and Nursing Center! Special thanks to Vanessa Beltran and her Midweek Group for baking cookies and coordinating the event for our community. There are also plans to conduct some StoryCorp interviews throughout the month of December using the mobile app to help facilitate […]

Advent: Fading Flowers

As we continue in the season of Advent, Jason Minnix talks about preparing for the way that God can access us in the dry seasons of our lives [Isaiah 40:3-8]. Reflection What are some of the dry spaces in my journey that I can acknowledge and name today? What are the fading flowers for me today? Resources Video – Ellen […]

Advent: Keep Awake

As we start the season of Advent, Weylin Lee talks about what Jesus is inviting us to wake up to and wake up from [Mark 13:30-37]. Reflection How can we slow down in order to catch up to God? What areas of our interior life need to be awakened? Resources Video – Godspeed Documentary Book – Acedia & Me MWG […]

Carols and Cookies [Dec 10]

Join us in sharing some holiday joy with some seasoned friends in Austin. We will be singing carols and sharing cookies with residents of the Austin Retirement and Nursing Center. Carols and Cookies will take the place of our usual Liturgy lunch on Dec 10th. There are also plans to conduct some StoryCorp interviews using the mobile app to help facilitate some 1 on 1 interactions with […]

Advent Potluck [Dec 6]

Save the date!! It’s time for our annual tradition of gathering together as a community for our Advent Potluck. We’ll be eating together on December 6 (Wednesday) from 7-9pm at Space12. Please bring a main entree to share with us all! We’ll need some help with setting up and cleaning, so please let us know if you’re interested in helping […]

Advent IV: The Surprise of Emmanuel

As we approach the end of the Advent season, Weylin Lee reflects on the surprising invitations that we find in Joseph and Mary’s experience of the birth of Jesus [Matthew 1:18-25]. Reflection How can we reframe our interruptions and disruptions to help strip away our false self? What are the things that we fear in our lives that we need […]