Advent Soup and Studies

An opportunity to gather in fellowship and engage in spiritual study; held during the Advent Season in preparation for the Christmas season. We choose a book or other material to focus on for the 4 week period. Reading takes place outside of our meeting time. A significant aspect to our program is hospitality in that we share in “Kitchen Table Eucharist” as Amma Susan likes to call it. Others know it in other variations as “Dinner Church.” Through the simple act of the breaking of bread and prayers we come to know one another more deeply. Our conversations are lively and there is plenty of room for diversity of opinion!

Our 2020 series:

The 2020 Advent studies will be virtual on zoom. The study will examine the stations of the Nativity. Email info! for zoom link instructions.

Our 2018 series:

Come for table fellowship and lively discussion about how the ordinary moments of our lives and liturgies shape and transform us. We’ll be reading the Rev. Tish Harrison Warren’s book entitled Liturgy of the ordinary – sacred practices in everyday life (2016). Soup and bread will be provided. Contributions to the meal are welcome but not required. Books may be ordered through Amazon for under $14 (paperback) or $11 (Kindle ed.) as well through most bookstores or libraries. Contact Amma Susan for more information at the parish phone 207-395-2015. This event is free and open to the public.

Our 2017 series:

“Join us for Advent soup and study which runs on Nov. 29th, Dec. 6th, Dec. 13th, and Dec. 20th. Doors open at 4 p.m. Meal at 5 p.m. with discussion following. We’ll delve into Scott McKnight’s book titled The Jesus Creed. Here’s a few photos that give you a hint about it. Of course you can Google it for more info. I’ll need to know how many books to order. You may contribute to the cost and scholarship funds are available. Please call Amma Susan at St. Andrew’s to reserve your place at the table! And so she can order the appropriate number of books to arrive in time. 207-395-2015”