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What Are We Waiting For?

Bruce Moon speaking.

This Sunday will be the 2nd Sunday of Advent.
The word, Advent is from the Latin word meaning coming. It refers both to the coming of the birth of Jesus at Christmas as well as the second coming of Jesus at the end of the age.

Comprised of the four weeks prior to Christmas, it is a time of preparation, of expectant hope, of waiting for the Messiah to come. Advent isn’t something that Unitarian Universalist congregations celebrate every year. This is most likely due to our collective ambivalence about the deification of Jesus, and skepticism regarding his second return. So we’d really just as well ignore it. But having grown up a good Methodist boy, I do miss celebrating the season of Advent, and as UUs we cannot deny that the historic roots of our theological tradition are intertwined with Christianity. So I’ve been thinking about just what we religious progressives might be waiting for, expecting, or preparing for in this Advent season.

About the Speaker:
Bruce L. Moon, Ph.D., is a Professor in the art therapy and co-founder of the doctoral program at Mount Mary University. He holds a Doctorate from the Union Institute, and Master of Arts in Education and a Master of Divinity degrees from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Bruce is the author or editor of twelve art therapy textbooks. He is a painter, poet, and singer-songwriter.

For your children:  childcare is available for ages up to 3, and children’s religious education for preschool through high school runs concurrently with the adult service. 

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• postal mail: PO Box 858 -- Grayslake, IL 60030  

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