Experiencing Advent

Experiencing Advent


Wednesdays at 7pm during Wesley Night
November 16 & 30, December 7 & 14

Advent is a season of waiting and anticipation. As humans, we may find waiting a challenging experience. We have a tendency to reflect on the past or look to the future. But waiting requires us to be in the present moment – in the in-between of what was and what is to come. So as we journey through Advent, we invite you to join us as we share in Advent experiences that bring us into the present as we dwell in the Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace of the season.

Each session will begin with a brief devotion, followed by an Advent experience and the opportunity to share or reflect on the experience.

Hope: Create an Advent wreath – As we approach the Advent season, we will create our own Advent wreath or candle holder to use at home throughout the season. The act of creation is a practice in hope. McAdams Hall.

Love: Prayer Stations – A series of prayer stations will invite you into prayer as an act of love through words, images, writing, candles, and more. Sanctuary.

Joy: Campfire Sing-along – Gather for a time of warmth and fellowship as we share the joy of the season through Christmas carols around the fire. Church lawn. If weather prevents a campfire, we will move the sing-along indoors. 

Peace: Labyrinth Walk – As we settle into this season of waiting, we will cultivate peace by walking the labyrinth together, accompanied by meditative music from renowned pianist Harry Pickens. Walking a labyrinth is an ancient prayer practice that allows body and soul to come together to center and ground us. Gym.

If you have questions, please reach out to Dustin Woods at dustin@stpaulchurchky.org or Sara Ferebee at sara@stpaulchurchky.org.