On Sunday, November 29, we begin the season of Advent. The most obvious change you may notice is that we will switch from red to purple vestments in church. As we move into the season of Advent we will begin a new sermon series looking at themes of Transformation and Change. The liturgical season of Advent originated as a time of expectant waiting and spiritual preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Back then, as now, transformation and change are coming. There were a lot of upsetting changes going on in the world back then. There were mysterious paradoxes. How do you make sense of things that don’t make sense: darkness turning to light; a pregnant virgin; outcasts raised up; the prince of peace coming in a time of occupation and war? How do we deal with all kinds of changes in our lives: birth, death, new life? Traditionally, the four weeks of Advent have focused on themes of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love, and in spite of all change and transformation these things are still available to us as divine gifts.
Each Sunday evening we will explore Advent within the greater context of our social justice work at MCC Toronto, connecting the seasonal themes of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love with our current understanding of these elements at play in our modern world. Join us at our Sunday evening Elevation services this month and explore A Deeper Advent.
A Deeper Advent
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