COMFORT + JOY
Sundays, DECEMBER 3RD-24TH | 9:15AM + 11AM
In celebration and observance of Advent, Watershed is marking this season with our December series, COMFORT + JOY.
In the Church calendar, the Advent season is the four weeks leading up to Christmas. This time of year can be nostalgic for many, painful for some, and as a church community we are seeking to reclaim it as a season that can bring both comfort and joy to your heart and life… not so much with pageantry and production, but with reconnection, hope, reflection, laughter and lots of candlelight.
The early church understood that our year (which, let’s face it, can be monotonous at times) is best when broken up, divided and arranged into patterns and rhythms. Thus, they created the church calendar: a way to organize the year, a way to bring variance to our days, a way to find rhythm and hope in the passing of time.
Advent is a season of waiting, expecting, and longing. Through our gatherings together and practices of generosity (like the Christmas Village Toy Store here in our city, and supporting education in Malawi and Guatemala and church planting in India) we hope to remind each other that the Spirit meets us in the ache, and maybe even in the bitterness and cynicism we face too, especially this time of year.
We invite you to join us for this series in our brand new Watershed home, Chantilly Hall, just a few blocks from our former gathering place. We have more room and a permanent space for which we are incredibly grateful!
SUNDAY DEC. 3: TO BE COMFORTED
UNVEILING OF AND FIRST GATHERINGS IN OUR NEW WATERSHED HOME
Belonging: Solidarity Over Solutions
SUNDAY DEC. 10: TO COMFORT
Collective Pain and the Ministry of Presence
SUNDAY DEC. 17: TO HAVE JOY
Unwrapping The Gift Of Your Life And Sensing The Reverence Within
SUNDAY DEC. 24: TO BRING JOY
CHRISTMAS EVE (MORNING GATHERINGS ONLY)
“Peace is joy at rest. Joy is peace on its feet.” -Anne Lamott