Sunday, December 15 4:00 p.m
WRPC Chancel Choir joined by pianist Margaret Anne Smith
Followed by Reception
Wednesday, December 18th, 7:00
The Advent season is one of wonder. For so many it is a time of hopeful anticipation.
It is a season of promise. The longer nights and the gray clouds seem to provide the perfect background for the lights and the tinsel. The decorations are everywhere we turn.
For so many, this is a time of hopeful anticipation.
But for many, Advent and Christmas is a harsh reminder of life that once was or how life currently is with its complications and concerns. While many are ready to sing “Joy to the World,” we gather as those that mourn. We gather to carve out a time of quiet reflection. We gather to shed tears if they come, to hold hands if they are available, and to know that we are not alone. Whether this is the first Christmas without someone you love, or if you seem to be hurting from loss for as long as you remember, whether there is anunsettledness or harshness about this year’s Season we gather to be reminded that it is authentic to mourn, even at Christmas.
This Longest Night Service of Presence and Prayers makes room for reflection, gentle music, trust and prayer. Stephen Ministers will be available to pray with those seeking prayers for themselves or for others.
Advent is the beginning of our church year, and prepares us for the coming of Our Lord. It is a perfect time to question, reflect and anticipate the joy which the birth of Christ brings to us all. Let us continue our Advent/Lenten Series of Art Responding to the Word.Read more: Prayer Books for Advent
The Arts Ministry at WRPC invites all WRPC and sister church artists to submit one 2-D or 3-D art creation for our upcoming exhibit to be held January 18 through March 16, 2014. The theme for this show is CREATION!
Work will be exhibited in the newly upfitted "Voice of the Spirit Gallery," located on the elevator side of the Fellowship Hall at WRPC. We will have a special reception for the opening on Saturday, January 18 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Artwork must have been created in the last 5 years, should not exceed 30"x40," and be securely wired and framed for hanging. Entries will be received January 5 and 12 from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in Room 103, across from the Presbyterian Campus Ministry office.
An Entry Form can be pre-printed from the WRPC website or filled out when you drop off your work. All work will be covered by the church’s insurance policy while on display.Read more: Calling All Artists!