Bishop Matt and the Commission on Congregational Vitality invite individuals and congregations to study the Collects of Advent! Beginning on December 3, 2017, each Sunday in Advent we draw closer to the celebration of the Incarnation of our Lord. The Sunday Collect serves as a prayer that leads us in preparation for this event. This Advent you are invited to spend time and engage the Collects of Advent.
The Advent Series is designed so it can be organized and led by either laity or clergy. It is not a study, rather it is meant to be a time of listening to God and one another. It is a time for storytelling and reflecting on our stories. It is also meant to be a time of beginning or continuing discernment, both for the person and for your community of faith.
Questions are provided to assist in your time of reflection and discussion. While you need not utilize every question, we encourage you to consider the last two questions provided
Four workshops will be offered as part of the Diocese of Fond du Lac's Spring Conference "TAKING GOD'S MERCY AND DELIGHT INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD" on May 13. They are "We Were Headed For Aruba; How Did We End Up In Anchorage? How To Make A Vision Happen," "Jesus Has Left The Building," "Telling Our Stories," and "Sharing The Good News." Learn more and register at diofdl.org/sc.