Whatever images we have of the manger and that holy family nestled together, with or without the animals and other family members – these Christmas stories reveal people finding God more amidst flight than at home, more on the road than in one place, with a star or a dream to guide them for sure, but with the threat of violence all around. However unsettled we are in these days, God, we pray, provide us a star by which we journey in faith.
Each year on or near the winter solstice we hold this contemplative service. Our service is a time to honor, acknowledge, and meditate upon darkness. As we pay attention to the natural seasons, we know that even in darkness, new life is being born. As we approach the celebration of Christmas, we remember God’s promise […]