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Advent

Advent Potluck [Dec 16]

Gather as a community to celebrate the Advent season at our annual potluck, Wednesday December 16 at 7pm. Bring your family, invite your friends & neighbors! Please bring a dish to share with 10-12 people. There will not be childcare (but we are family friendly!), so please plan accordingly. We are encouraging midweek groups to replace their meeting this week […]

Advent I:Waiting in Darkness

On the first Sunday of Advent, Gideon Tsang discusses the importance of seasons of darkness in our spiritual journey, and the rhythms the church created in this season before Christmas. Reflection: Describe a time where you experienced a season of spiritual darkness. What were some lessons learned during that time? Which of the spiritual practices could you try during this […]

Advent

Sunday, November 29 is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent is our time of waiting and preparation that culminates in the celebration of Jesus’ arrival. Our tradition at Vox is to place some of our regular rhythms like Happy Hour and Women’s Wednesday on hold so that our community can live into this time with friends, family, and neighbors. We’ll […]

Advent – Anticipation and Hope

John Chandler speaks about the anticipation of those who lived in the time of Christ’s birth and what that means for us today during the season of Advent. [Psalm 89:1-4] Reflection What are the stories that need to be remembered and retold during this season of Advent? How can our longing for God to act turn into a desire for […]

Advent: Joy Retrieved

Jason Minnix speaks about the struggle and hope that lead to joy as we reflect on anticipation during the season of Advent. [Isaiah 61:1-11] Reflection: How do we make space for darkness during Advent and sit with the difficult emotions of our lives? How can we be with those who experience poverty and are in need this Advent season? How […]

Psalm of Lament

This past Sunday, Jason Minnix suggested an exercise to facilitate our reflection during the season of Advent. As we dwell on the anticipation of Advent, maybe it would be helpful to write our own Psalm of Lament. Here is a guide to help you get started. [adapted from Journey Through Grief] Read Lamentations 3 to get a sense of the […]

Advent: Waiting for Eternity

Gideon Tsang and Mick Santostefano share about their experience in Dehli, India and reflect on how Advent is the finite waiting for the infinite. [2 Peter 3:8-15] Reflection: What kind of people should we be that anticipate the justice of God? Do we trust in God’s promise that he will bring justice? What are the things that we need to […]