I expect you have one, a favourite creche. At the beginning of Advent we unpack the figures and place them in their traditional poses. There they stand and witness to the story of incarnation.
In this small group study, we take a closer look at the figures and how their presence in the story connects with the human spiritual journey. We explore incarnation in the bigger picture of Love and as a practice of cooperation. We see how each figure can infuse the ordinary, and we ask who is always in the story and never in the creche.
Our beloved figures they take us deeply into the mystery of incarnation and the Divine Longing at the heart of “the hopes and fears of all the years.” Love is fully here, and isn’t yet.
We never get tired of the story.
What You Receive in this Small Group Study
Leader’s Guide (includes the process for each session: Gathering, Opening, Check-in, discussion questions, and a closing spiritual practice.)
Four easily downloadable Audio Recordings with a teaching for each session.
Four Scripts of the Audio Recordings to download and photocopy
Downloadable image for the series for use in posters or social media
Janice MacLean, Host of the Prayer Bench and Nigel Weaver.
Nigel is an eager and enthusiastic grandfather. He misses Andrew and Malachi in PEI; laughs with Ryley in Burlington; hangs out with Mateo and Nico, and assembles with Aiden in Toronto; barely knows Maya and Caleb in the Netherlands; wonders and worries about Corbin who’s who knows where. For each, to each, in each, Christmas and the Christ are coming, of that he’s sure.
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