Its time to think about Advent and Christmas – not the consumer hype that pounds us with its message buy, buy, buy – but the real Christmas celebration of the coming of Christ into our lives. We have opportunities for you to participate with us both in person (for those in the Seattle area) and on the web.
First we need to get ourselves into the right frame of mind – some of that contemplative stuff I have been harping on for the last few weeks.
Join The Overflow Project in Exploring the Impact of Simple Living.
With the march toward the holidays underway it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays by buying more stuff rather than seeking peace and community. Learn about and reflect on ways to simplify your life for the betterment of Seattle and people around the world.
Saturday November 9th 10am – 12:30 pm.
At the Fremont Abbey Art Center. More details here:
Join Us as we Stop The Madness: Return to Our Senses in Advent.
What matters most to you as you prepare for Advent and the Christmas season?
Join us November 16th at the Mustard Seed House to reflect on this question.
Second we need resources to help us focus for the coming season and throughout the days of the Advent and Christmas seasons. In the next few days I plan to post updated resource lists of Advent resources.
Last year I posted several lists that i want to update:
If you have suggestions of other resources that should be added please let me know.
You may also like to check out the meditation videos from previous years:
Join us as we celebrate throughout the Advent and Christmas seasons
First we invite you to join us for weekly podcasts on our Advent theme Coming Home: Uncovering Our Roots in the Advent Story. Each Sunday of Advent as the day dawns in New Zealand and Australia, we will post a special podcast hosted by Ryan Marsh of Church of the Beloved and Christine Sine of Mustard Seed Associates. These podcast will feature theological insights, stories and musical interludes that we believe will greatly enrich your faith at this season.
Second we hope that you will join us at Godspace daily throughout Advent and Christmas as we reflect on the theme Coming Home: Uncovering Our Roots in the Advent Story. Reflective meditations, prayers, liturgies and videos written by authors in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States and Canada, will add a richly to your experience.
This is a season to celebrate the coming home of all the people of God and the rich multicultural heritage we bring. We hope that the offerings at Godspace will draw you into this wonderful celebration. Subscribe now to Godspace godspace-msa.com or join our Facebook page Coming Home: Uncovering Our Roots in the Advent Story. and invite your friends to join us.
Join Us as we Wait for the Light.
Waiting for the Light which we published two years ago continues to be a popular one. It is more than a daily devotional, it is a complete guide to the Advent and Christmas season with liturgies, and challenges to help keep us focused. If you are still looking for a book to help you through the season we hope that you will consider this one.
Some of you may struggle, as I often do, because obviously we are hoping that you will buy resources from Mustard Seed Associates for the season. This is one of the ways that we support the ministry and the many free resources that we provide.
We can take back Advent and the Christmas season, reduce our stress and strengthen our faith.