Welcome to Advent at St. Thomas! Advent is a time to reflect, to prepare, and to gather our hope for encountering God's love for all God's creation: incarnate in a small, blanket-wrapped baby in a stable, and incarnate in the heart and soul of each and every person of God: even you, even me.
As we reflect on this mystery of greatness embodied in smallness, we also turn from the vast and busy world around us, to the quiet beauty of our own community. Each day, on the calendar above, is a tiny heart. Touch it (or click it with your mouse) and you will see a "preview" of a contemplative work of art from a member of St. Thomas and reference to a short advent reading. Touching or clicking the image a second time will open to the full image where you can also see the artist information, read the verse for the day, and leave your own comment or reflection.
To bookmark or share this calendar, here is the direct link: http://www.stthomasrichmond.org/article/the-art-and-heart-of-st-thomas-virtual-advent-calendar
Thank you to all our congregational artists who contributed to this project, and to JillRuth.com for the background image (http://www.jillruth.com/2010_12_01_archive.html)
We invite you to journey deeply this advent: into your heart, into our community, into God's love.
Sarah Kye Price
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