Advent stories of hope: ‘There is real warmth you feel here’

advent kingstonFor Christians the birth of Jesus is not just an historical event to be marked on Christmas Day but is an ongoing story of the way that God is at work in the world.

The period of Advent leading up to Christmas is for many an important time to reflect upon this as moderator Sharon Hollis notes.

“We slow down in order to see the many places God’s life is being born in us, in our world, and in the church,”  she writes.

“The stories of Advent show us the ways this happen and invite us to become participants in these stories.”

Following the tradition of Advent calendars that  begin on December 1, Crosslight highlight one story each day that shows how God’s life has been born in the church and reached out to the world.

The stories will fall under the traditional Advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love.

Tasmania’s Kingston Uniting Church has shown how taking a community approach can create so much more than just a home for young people with disabilities.

You can read the other Advent stories here.

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