Advent Devotional Writing Workshop

We are looking for members and friends of United Parish to put together a short devotional that will be compiled for the 2017 Advent season. Come to the advent writing workshop on Sunday, October 15 from 12:30-1:30pm in the Deepening Room to get a jump start on your devotional. If you can't make it to the workshop you may still submit a devotional. Devotional writings need to be submitted to adultdeepening@upbrookline.org by November 5.

Ingredients for a great devotional:

1. Consider an advent theme:

Hope

Peace

Joy

Love

2. Choose a short passage of scripture. Suggestions from the Advent lectionary include:

Week 1: Isaiah 64:1-9 and Mark13:24-37

Week 2: Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8

Week 3: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; John 1:6-8, 19-28

Week 4: Luke 1:26-38

3. Write a short reflection, tell a story about your life that relates to the scripture. Aim for 250-500 words (2-4 paragraphs).

4. Write a short prayer (1-2 sentences).

5. Include your name or indicate if you would like your submission to be kept anonymous.


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