Advent Reflection Series (Metropolitan Community Churches)

mcc-online-retreat-advent-2015Our 2015 reflection series for Advent featured conversations and interactions with scholars, activists, and interfaith leaders. Designed to uncover personal and interpersonal dimensions of the themes for Advent (These are the Days), each session featured a presentation by our guests, followed by group discussion by those in attendance.  Participation in these webinars was/is FREE.  Click below to view each recording.

Advent 1: Restoring Hope w/ Rev. Dr. Joan Martin
This session will explore Christian ethics of mass incarceration and violence that threatens to rob us of the message of hope that Advent brings. We will explore how we as people of faith can deal with our own feelings and lead others to a restored sense of hope in this Advent and Christmas season.  Click here to view this online Advent webinar.

Advent 2: Rebuilding Peace w/ Rabbi Devon Lerner
The second week of Advent explores ways of building and rebuilding peace in the world through individual interfaith dialogue. Rabbi Lerner will share some thoughts on the Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah. We will explore how the holidays in the Christian and Jewish calendar do and do not inform each other and how this understanding can be personally enriching for us. Click here to view this online Advent webinar

Advent 3: Reawakening Joy w/ Rev. DeWayne Davis
Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for new birth. In week three we will talk about reawakening joy in the midst of the business of the season. As we pass the midpoint of Advent we’ll explore how reconnecting with partners, friends, and family can be a blessing of joy for us.  Click here to view this online Advent webinar

Advent 4: Revitalizing Love w/ Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward
Coming to the end of Advent is exciting, exhausting, and often filled with mixed emotions. This final week of our series will deal with the concept of love and how it manifests in personal and public life.  Click here to view this online Advent webinar