Topic: Christmas

Open Door

As a child, part of my holiday season was the daily ritual of opening the little door for the day on our Advent calendar. This simple act was intended to emphasize the joy of surprise and the gift revealed, and to provide simple practice in the art of waiting. This sermon explores the Advent themes … Continue reading Open Door

Close and Holy

This service is inspired by Parker Palmer’s (a quaker teacher extraordinaire) reflection on these words from Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” “I said some words to the close and holy darkness, and then I slept.” What good words wait in us? What will we risk for them?