As we all contemplate these next liturgical seasons in our virtual spaces, I have been thinking of ways to engage virtually. Instead of mourning what we cannot do this season, let’s focus on the way that virtual church provides new gifts. There is an intimacy that can be created on zoom – especially as people share a part of their homes and life that is not usually seen together when we meet at a church building. There are also new opportunities not limited by distance or cost. This is the year of acknowledging what we have lost, and what we have gained.
Maybe more than any other year, this year we need the season of Advent to be spiritually rich with time for both sorrow and joy. Families with children often have many ways to celebrate and mark the season, but don’t forget about the adults in congregations who may be facing a season without visiting family and may be feeling more isolated than ever.
We have put a great list of Advent, Christmas and even Epiphany resources on our new Faith Formation website on the Resources page. Click through for all the details!