A Friendly Advent

During the Covid19 pandemic, this is likely to be a very different Christmas.  Therefore FWCC and Woodbroke (a Quaker Study Centre in the UK) are partnering up to offer a way for Friends around the world to receive spiritual inspiration during the season of Advent.

This time is one of expectant waiting and a time when anticipation can bring us joy – together.

How will this work?

Over the four weeks, we’ll share an advent video (which includes some scripture and thoughts for reflection), then we’ll pose a question for you to have space to reflect. We welcome you to this forum to share your responses with Friends around the world.

  • Each week will become available on the corresponding day of advent where you’ll find that week’s video and a space to discuss the theme of the week.

Finally, if you’re wondering why we are marking Advent when many Friends do not mark public holidays, take a look at the introduction video below to learn more!

We hope this will not only inspire but can offer fellowship and sharing of ideas and hopes for the season.

Click here to take you to the Woodbrooke Forum

Some Friendly guidance for the forum:

  • Please remember Friends around the world express our faith differently. Some Friends come from programmed worship, some Friends come from unprogrammed worship. Some Friends are comfortable expressing the word of God, other Friends choose to use language such as ‘light’ or ‘goodness’ instead of God. If you want to learn more about Quakers around the world, please visit http://fwcc.world/kinds-of-friends.
  • Remember that regardless of how you understand Quakerism, we are all Quakers and united in our diversity.
  • Feel free to introduce yourself on the forum below.

Advent Video 1: Hope

Queries:  How does being called to a just life bring new hope?  What is your witness? How does your belief give you hope in the face of life’s difficulties?

If you want to explore these questions with Friends around the world, you can join the Woodbrooke forum.

Advent Video 2: Joy

Some of the questions we’re thinking about this week are: How does being called to a just life bring new hope?  What is your witness? How does your belief give you hope in the face of life’s difficulties?

If you want to explore these questions with Friends around the world, you can join the Woodbrooke forum.

Advent Video 3: Love

https://youtu.be/Hz7dFh7gI_g

Watch video three

Some of the questions we’re thinking about this week are: How do you prepare your way to make room for newness and new beginnings? How do you make space for love in your life?

If you want to explore these questions with Friends around the world, you can join the Woodbrooke forum.

Advent Video 4: (Upcoming)