Present Tense: Advent in Word and Image 10am-12:30, Thursdays, November 29, December 6, 13, 20 @ The Nest space @ First Churches
Part Lectio Divina ("holy listening"), part Midrash (exploring the in-between stories of a scripture text), these sessions invite you to enter deeply into the lectionary texts from the contemplative--and provocative--season of "watchful waiting" or Advent in the Christian tradition.
These texts are no gentle stories of sweet-smelling babies and the soft touch of angel wings, but are insistent calls to pay attention and stay awake to what is happening in and around us. The imagery is vivid; the words urgent and forceful.
We'll explore the texts as spiritual practice, letting them move, inspire, even disturb us through creative response: collage, painting, writing, assemblage, drawing, dancing however you are so moved to inhabit them.
Sliding scale: $10-25 per session; members of First Churches are welcome to participate at no cost.
Attend one session or all of them, but please let me know you are coming: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text: 413-348-2385.
The Nest @ First Churches is located at 11 Center Street, Northampton, MA, on the second floor. Regretfully, at this time, this space is not easily accessible for those with mobility issues. However, if this series is something you are definitely interested in and you do have mobility challenges, please do let me know, and I can potentially make arrangements for another space.