Advent is a season of waiting, but is idle waiting what God wants of us? In preparation for the coming Messiah, we wonder together—what things can’t wait? What demands our immediate attention? What requires our work and preparation? What is it that God can’t wait for? Is it our praise, reconciliation, and proclamation? Is it the end of suffering, isolation, and fear?
Join us at East End United this Advent as we explore these questions together. We will be asking questions about migrant and refugee justice, uplifting the urgency of the opioid/overdose crisis, and more.
This season is a chance for us to center ourselves and take a moment to pause while making sense of what to prioritize in a season that can often feel busy and overwhelming. We will also be marking the season with special services: a pageant retelling the Christmas story with a modern-day take, and The Longest Night service to help us make space for grief and sadness during “the most wonderful time of the year.”
There is a devotional journal that will be available December 1 at both campuses for people who would like a way to engage in the theme on a daily basis. This is a beautiful resource that includes poetry, journal prompts, art, and theological reflections.
Join us, as we journey through the season of Advent declaring that hope, peace, joy, and love can’t wait!