Friday, November 30, 2018

During Advent we enter into a period of preparing ourselves for the arrival of the Christ Child. Over the last few years the Lifelong Learning department at VTS has provided space for people to enter into prayerful reflection through AdventWord.

Participants can sign up to receive a brief visual and written meditation from December 2 through Christmas Day. They can post their own images or reflections via their personal social media accounts using #AdventWord and the word of the day hashtags to add to the multitude of prayers related to the reflection for the day. Please consider connecting with the AdventWord community via Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. You can subscribe here to receive the emails directly to your inbox.

I would be remiss if I failed to mention that formation opportunities like this don’t just happen. They require a great deal of planning and work to pave the way for formation to take place. A whole team has contributed to the meditations including alumni, faculty and staff, and friends of VTS. Sarah Stonesifer, Manager of Operations and Digital Missioner for Lifelong Learning, has been heading up AdventWord. Thank you, Sarah, and to all those who have contributed. We are grateful and look forward to engaging with this worldwide advent calendar.
 
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President
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