Dec. 8 Gathering: Advent as a time of welcoming darkness


Darkness, both literally and figuratively, is something most of us tend to want to avoid.

But the Christian season of Advent—the four weeks leading up to Christmas—comes at the darkest time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere as a result of medieval Christians co-opting pagan Winter Solstice feasts to have Jesus’ birthday party.

We often talk about Advent as a season of waiting for the light.

But what if, while we were waiting, we learned to welcome the darkness?

This Sunday at New Wineskins, we’ll talk about how we might enrich our Advent preparations for Christmas by welcoming the darkness that it brings.

Join us this Sunday in the 167 Side Room of the Marietta Brewing Company for a conversation about how the darkness might actually help us prepare for the light!

Happy half-hour at 6:30pm.

Conversation at 7:00pm.

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