As the Season of Creation draws to an end, so does the “Returning to Our Senses” Email Retreat.  We had 73 people registered from Newfoundland to BC, from the Yukon to the USA!

Now we bring you word of two resources for the Season of Advent.

There are two programs: A personal EMAIL retreat on Presence through the Arts.

There is a new eStudy too following the Isaiah poems in the Advent lectionary readings. Janice MacLean, Minister for Christian Nurture & Enrichment will be offering leadership for both programs. You will find both described in more detail below

We will be registering soon. We appreciate your support of this new ministry.


Advent Personal eRetreat 2013 : Presence Through the Arts

Advent treeThe Advent spiritual journey invites us to PAY ATTENTION, NOTICE SHADOWS, SEE ALL THINGS NEW and FOLLOW LOVE’S BECKONING. In a time of transition, personal or in community, we can look to these practices to offer us a deeper experience of the journey.

In this creative take on Advent we turn to artists, ancient and new, to help guide us into the Mystery of Christmas.

You will receive four email retreats offering reflection, prayer and practices.

Registering Soon. $15

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Advent Adult Study 2013  An eResource for Small Groups. Give Presence!advent presence

Spiritual Practices in the Isaiah Readings
This Advent we read four beautiful poems from the prophet Isaiah. Each one offers a vivid and inviting image for the spiritual life. We will spend time with each one and discover at least one practice to help us pause and prepare for the Mystery of Christmas.

You will receive:

  • an easily downloadable 7-10 minute audio pod-cast or brief  written article which reflects on the Isaiah poem or introduces a spiritual practice for the week;
  • a printable group process for the leader(s) with suggestions for centring, prayers and questions or prompts for conversation;
  • Participant handouts you can photocopy for the group;
  • access to an Introductory on-line seminar assisting you with downloading resources and answering your questions about the study.

You will receive an email with a link and password to a web page where you will find everything you need to lead this study with your small group.

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Register your small group (any size) for $25.