Seasonal Celebrations

Advent

Befana and the Star (Intergenerational)

The story of an old Italian woman who was too busy to join the Magi on their journey. An engaging tale which invites people of all ages to rethink the meaning of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, and open their hearts to following the star.

Celtic_Show_(3-15-09)_009Advent Reflections (Adults; 1.5-2 hours)

Led by Gabriel Ross using readings, reflection, discussion and ritual, adults are invited to explore the season of waiting. A perfect time out of the holiday preparations to focus on the spiritual dimension of the season.

MagiHolly3LittleAngelsEpiphany: The magic of the Magi (High School and Adults)

Explore the traditions of Twelfth Night, the story of the Magi and the deeper meaning of the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  This workshop includes drama, discussion, ritual and is a wonderful way to extend the Christmas season.

Lent

WhiteGooseAlterRechenka’s Eggs (Intergenerational)

An old woman prepares her hand-painted eggs for the Easter festival and makes a special friend of a truly unique goose. This story celebrates the theme of new life and the presence of God in all creation.

Lenten Reflections (Adults; 1.5 – 2 hours)

Gabriel Ross,employs readings, reflections, discussion and ritual, adults are invited to explore the journey into the desert, a wonderful way to focus on spiritual growth and a new look at the traditions of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.