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Advent / Winter Solstice QuietChurch Online Quiet Worship
December 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
QuietChurch plans an Advent/Winter Solstice-themed, online, QuietChurch on Monday, December 21, 2020, from 7:00PM EST to approximately 8:00PM. The online-only worship uses the Jitsi.org Online Conferencing Platform (similar to ZOOM). QuietChurch is open to all spiritual seekers.
QuietChurch focuses on gathering in Reverent Quiet and silence to worship. Worshipers typically silently read, pray, meditate, or just sit in silent stillness during the worship time. (No sermon. No music. No noise. Just quiet.)
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Worship Prompts for Advent-Solstice
Winter Solstice marks the longest night of the year. The sun sinks early. Winter sets in: bleak, cold, and dark. Yet, the winter solstice occurs during the season of Advent—a period of expectant waiting. Waiting for Christmas Day. Waiting for the quiet of Christmas Eve. Waiting on the slow progression of longer days. But foremost, waiting in hope and for Hope.
Perhaps you might contemplate waiting, hope, and the, perhaps unexpected, expectation that the seeming bleakness of winter offers. (The peace of a snow fall, the appearance of a red cardinal, or the growth of an icicle hanging from the eaves.)
Genesis 8:21-22 (NIV)
22 “As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.”
Deep in winter’s silent night,
The light of the new year is born
And all of the stars shine with all of their might
To remind us of the [coming] dawn.
With silhouetted branches raised
Into the vast night sky
Firm trees with arms held up in praise
In reverence abide.
Throughout winter's long dark night
Life is held deep in the ground
To center, restore and renew
So new growth be Heaven bound.
Into the Winter let’s all go
With faith and hope and love
To receive the wisdom of the night
And the promise of the Sun/Son.