Each Second Sunday of Advent, our parish celebrates an “Advent Rally.” Beginning at 5pm with a Parish Potluck, our community gathers to celebrate the coming of our Lord by then attending various workshops/lectures meant for all ages. The adults will gather from 5:30-7:15 for various topics while our children gather to learn about topics best suited for their ages. We all gather back together in the sanctuary for our annual Advent Lessons and Carols service around the Advent Wreath. What a great way to prepare our hearts and minds for Christmas by this powerful Advent Rally!
Advent Rally 2016
Advent is surrounded by great witnesses and heralds of the coming of the Messiah at Christmas! We gather at 5pm our a festive Parish Potluck. Children will the explore themes around St. Nicholas: his life and our customs surrounding his feast day. Adults will gather with Fr. Jason from 5:30 – 6:15 to explore the Theology of Angels: their being, mission, and witness. The second session is from 6:30-7:15 about the life of St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra. We will gather back together in the sanctuary at 7:15 for Advent Lessons and Carols around the Advent Wreath.
Advent Rally 2015
“Prominent Figures of the Nativity”
Everyone has a Nativity Scene: Angels, Mary, Magi, and other characters that bring the story of the birth of Jesus Christ alive. We gather at 5pm our a festive Parish Potluck. Children will the explore themes of Advent and create their own Advent wreath to bring home to adorn your home tables. Adults will get to choose two workshops out of the four: “The Magi” – Fr. Jason will lead you on a historical analysis of the life of Magi and their witness to the birth of Jesus, “Mary’s Magnificat” – Fr. Joe Kovitch from St. Matthew’s in Westerville will lead us through Our Lady’s Magnificat and explore the theology and meaning therein. “The Angels” – Our accompanist, Laurel Cantrell, will lead us in the theology of Advent Hymns and their meaning. “The Stars” – Candy Richardson will help us create “Christmon” symbols and ornaments to grace your home Christmas Trees. We will gather back together in the sanctuary at 7:15 for Advent Lessons and Carols around the Advent Wreath.