Ecumenica Study – Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent

Tuesdays November 23 – December 14. There will be four sessions, and for each we will have two options: 11:00 AM In-person Session, Masks requested, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 302 Merchants Ave., or 7:00 PM via Zoom.

Dive deep into the history of the birth of Christ.

In Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt.

These four sessions will have a video presentation followed by discussion. The sessions are designed for anyone, whether or not they have read the corresponding chapter in the accompanying book. There will be an in-person option at 11:00 AM at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (please wear a mask) or 7:00 PM online via Zoom. Churches participating in this ecumenical study are St. Peter’s Episcopal, Trinity Lutheran, First Congregational, and First Methodist.

Details on signing up coming soon!