- December 2 (hybrid meeting on Zoom and in Leffler Living Room), 3–4 p.m.
- December 9 (Zoom only meeting), 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- December 16 (hybrid on Zoom and in Leffler Living Room), 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- December 23 (Zoom only), 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Join the Queer in Christ ministry for an Advent devotional writing series using the book Making Manifest: On Faith, Creativity, and the Kingdom at Hand by Dave Harrity. All are invited, you do not have to identify as queer or be a part of the Queer in Christ ministry to join this series! All you need is a desire to write and reflect, and share the experience with others.
The book we are using, Making Manifest: On Faith, Creativity, and the Kingdom at Hand, contains devotional meditations and exercises designed for personal spiritual growth and innovative community building through 28 meditations and short projects anchored in poetry, prayer, writing, contemplation, and personal reflection. Each day’s project contains one meditation and one writing exercise—activities totaling at least a half hour. The meditations are short, thought-provoking points of contemplation—sometimes accessible, sometimes obscure. Each day’s project is designed to help you “re-vision” the way you understand and interact with the Kingdom of God. As you move through the devotional series, let the book’s daily exercises replace your devotional activities and routine, and allow the practices of daily writing and reflection to be born or more fully embodied as you spend time working through this text by yourself and/or with others.
Click here to download a preview of the book’s first three exercises.
Since Advent is only 3 weeks long this year, day 1 of the devotional series will begin on Sunday, November 26 (Christ the King Sunday). We will meet as a group on the following 4 Saturdays at 1:30pm to discuss our writing journeys together:
At the weekly check-ins, we will join together to reflect on the week’s devotions, and maybe even do a group writing exercise together!
To join this devotional writing series, and to purchase a copy of the workbook, email Michael Seewer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Access to the book has been provided free of charge by the author, but participants will be asked to contribute $15 toward a donation that will be made to the author’s favorite charity (Fellowship of Reconciliation USA).
Questions? Email Michael Seewer (email@example.com).