Nazareth Protestant Community
December 4, 2014
The yearly tradition of lighting Advent candles in honor of the major themes surrounding our anticipation of the coming Savior, one by one, seek to shine a light into the darkness of this world. Last week, churches around the world lit the candle of hope. It makes sense that the first one is hope. Hope is where it all begins: hope for a better tomorrow, hope for light to drive out the darkness, hope for a coming Savior and kingdom that will reverse the pain and injustice of this world.
What is bringing you hope right now? If you are bogged down by the darkness of this world and the stress of finals, I challenge you to take just a minute to breathe deeply, and consider where you find hope. And how you can be another light shining in the darkness.
"The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it." John 1:5
Clairvaux Service Retreat
You are invited to spend your spring break with fellow Naz students along with children and families who have been affected by homelessness. We will take the week to work with Deep Roots and the people they serve as we learn more about poverty and homelessness and the ways in which we can make a true difference. If you are looking for an opportunity to serve and to explore the intersection of spirituality and social justice, then we hope you will consider joining us in March!
"Deep Roots works with children and their families, who are disconnected through homelessness or other similar marginalization: connecting hearts. Our program will challenge children to envision a brighter future, to sustain healthy relationships and to navigate a course towards personal and social responsibility through better life experiences, with mentors, providing healthy life-models for all future relationships."
Contact Nadia Mullin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Applications are available from Nadia or Ruth on the 1st floor of GAC.
Sponsored by the Center for Spirituality
Protestant Worship Christmas Party
Sunday, Dec. 7th, 8:30pm
Linehan Chapel and Community Room
All are welcome!
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
An Opportunity for Prayer
Sacred Space is a website that leads you through daily reflection and prayer. It is written and hosted by the Irish Jesuits and offers Scripture and guided prayer for each day. Check it out!
Naz Christian Fellowship! See you next semester!
NCF has concluded for this semester. Check back here for next semester's schedule after the new year!
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