Advent is traditionally regarded as a time of preparation. It presents us with the chance to pause in the increasingly commercialised run up to Christmas and to think about the true message of the Incarnation – of Jesus being born among us.
If the Incarnation happened today, what sort of world would Jesus be born into? Would we make room for him and what sort of welcome would he get?
These are some of the questions that we will be addressing in our Advent Suppers this year.
The format will be slightly different than in previous years. We will start at 7 pm [prompt start please!] with a short 18 minute video presentation. Then, over a delicious supper with a glass of wine, we will discuss some questions raised by the presentation. After the meal, there will be some reflection on a Biblical passage and a few further questions to open out the discussion. The evening will draw to a close with a suggested action that people might want to want to take away and time for a plenary to share reactions. We will be away by 9 pm.
The Suppers will be held in Chadlington Memorial Hall from 7 pm to 9 pm on the following Wednesday evenings:
December 2nd, 9th and 16th
For catering purposes it is important that you book a place now – please do so by clicking here or leaving a message on 01608 676572.
Details of each of the talks will be posted each week – if you subscribe to this blog you will be sent an email to tell you when they are added.