stumbled across these five short pieces for Christmas, which I thought were really useful in helping us focus on aspects of Jesus’ birth that somehow often get lost in the shuffle. see what you think!
Christmas Day & Boxing Day there will be no emerge gatherings at the Undercroft, so please celebrate Jesus’ birth heartily with your friends,families, and the local Christian community wherever you find yourself this time of the year!
have a very Merry Christmas and a God-filled New Year!
we are invited to join with our friends at St. Stephen’s Church, Westmount, at 4.30 pm on Christmas Eve for their relaxed, informal and often touching, Carols by Candlelight event. it’s a great way to start the celebration of Jesus’ birth especially for those unfamiliar with the story. there’s a party afterwards at their house next door. they tell us that everyone is welcome, and they really mean it!
Christmas Day & Boxing Day there will be no emerge gatherings at the Undercroft, so please celebrate Jesus’ birth with your friends,families, and the local Christian community wherever you find yourself this time of the year!
sunday december 12th
I will finish my time as Bishop’s Missioner to Young Adults at the end of this year, and commence a new role at St. Stephen’s Church, Westmount, as half-time priest-in-charge on January 1st! So, the end of a chapter for both emerge and myself, and the start of new ones.
Sue & I would love it if you could be with us on Dec. 12th.
Please RSVP by clicking http://emergecelebration.eventbrite.com
sunday december 5th
celebrate the feast!
something we have not done for a while.
gathered together on a sunday evening, to eat, talk, and to celebrate the Lord’s Supper in an unfussy way! so along with catching up with one another, and taking some time to talk about the future, we will “celebrate the feast” emerge style.
meet 5.00 pm in the Undercroft.
hope to see you there!
saturday december 4th
You are invited to an evening of prayer, food and Christmas festivities!
Curieux and emerge have joined more than 150 communities of faith all over the world to launch a new book of prayers edited by Shane Claiborne, Enuma Okoro and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove,called “Common Prayer”.
All of these parties are taking place from December 1st – 5th,and ours will be on Saturday, December 4th.
emerge and curieux are collaborating to celebrate this exciting new book AND the upcoming Christmas season. What better way than with a prayer party?!
So bring some food to share and come, slow down and create some space for The Divine as we enter Advent.
Check out the following link for more information on the concept of the
WHERE: St. Stephen’s House, 1 Weredale Park, Westmount, QC, (Atwater
WHEN: Saturday, December 4th at 18:00
RSVP: Click to register
EMAIL: email@example.com with any questions
Hope to see you there!
A word from Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove :
“After several years of working with scores of communities, liturgy
experts, artists, and musicians, we’re excited to announce that Common
Prayer: Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals will be out in time for Advent.
It’s more than a book… it’s a way of life. We’re excited to share it
We’re so excited, in fact, that we’ve been working with friends
across the country and around the globe to plan nearly 150 release
parties. (We hope you can find one near you.) We wish we could be at
every one of them (and, with a little technical assistance, we might be
able say hi). But more importantly, we want you to come and see the
beautiful art that’s been created for this project. We want you to have a
chance to pray these prayers with a gathering of friends. We want you
to sing these songs and take them home with you, knowing that you’re not
alone, but part of an incredible family of fellow travelers that stretches all the way back to Abraham and Sarah.”– Shane Claiborne and
sunday november 14th
some people (you may be one of them) might want to put a question mark after the title of this week’s chapter in TGBG. that would be understandable given the world we live in.
this week’s soul training is to make a list of the many things for which we are grateful to God. mine includes soccer and soul music so its obviously not an exclusively “religious” list.
what’s yours going to have in it?
to find out what others have included in their list, and to share yours, gather at the Undecroft at 5.00 pm for bread, soup, coffee, conversation, and possibly a little music!