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Dear TGC Chelsea Community,

Welcome to Advent. This season reminds us to be both mindful of the past, and thoughtful toward the future. It draws us back two millennia to the birth of Christ, and points us toward the second coming of Jesus when all things will be under God’s reign. No matter which direction you prioritize, Advent calls us to delayed gratification, a season of holy longing as we anticipate something/one better. So may we learn to wait on the Lord, with joyous expectation.

For the next four weeks we want to invite you to take part in three formative spiritual practices as we wait upon the Christmas light together. Even as we disperse from Sundays, we join each other in Spirit throughout the week, united in these shared traditions:

     • The reading of Scripture (via Daily Office)
     • Journaling what God is revealing
     • Prayer through the themes of advent

May we unite as one in single-minded pursuit of the God who — as Advent reveals — pursues us.

AJ & the TGC Chelsea team