November 14, 2011

Welcome to Goshen College Advent Devotions 2011: Beginning Nov. 21

As churches prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth, Goshen College offers an online spiritual resource to help believers make time and space in their hearts and minds to welcome Advent, even in the midst of busy schedules and hectic lives.

Beginning Nov. 21 (the Monday prior to the first Sunday in Advent) and culminating on Christmas Day, Goshen College students, faculty and staff will provide weekday reflections based on lectionary Scripture passages. Many writers will reflect on the Advent theme: “Awesome Deeds We Do Not Expect,” taken from Mennonite Church USA worship resources.

The devotions will reflect honestly on the Scriptures and offer words of assurances of faith. The spiritual offerings will include poetry, personal stories, reflections and prayers, all intended to more closely examine the call to change and follow Christ.

Since 2001, Goshen College annually celebrates special seasons of the church calendar, particularly Advent and Lent, with online devotions.

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Comments (10)

  1. thank you for all you do i believe this is my 4 year and you all like clock work come through.
    i read this recently
    “i would rather be alone with jesus
    than in a crowd with out him”
    keep up the good work
    mitchell jones
    arlington,tx

    MITCHELL JONES November 15, 2011 |
  2. thank you so much for once again offering the Advent devotions. They have been a great blessing for me as I prepare for Christmas

    Pastor Karen November 15, 2011 |
  3. Thank you. Looking forward to these meditations.

    Nancy Marsh November 15, 2011 |
  4. I always look forward to these writings. Thanks for planning them.

    KathrynlSherer November 15, 2011 |
  5. I look forward to the daily devotionals from GC. I feel inspired and challenged by the faculty and students sharing their spiritual journey.

    Mary K. Mishler November 15, 2011 |
  6. When I read the message announcing the Advent devotionals, I said, “Thank you” out loud. What a blessing you share in these writings!

    Anne Carey November 15, 2011 |
  7. Thank you ahead of time. I appreciate this effort every year. God Bless!

    Theo Yoder November 15, 2011 |
  8. I look forward in getting the Advent devotions each day. It helps me start each day.

    Paul George November 15, 2011 |
  9. Bless you for remembering me.
    I eagerly look forward to devotions and reflections from the staff and students of Goshen College. United in love and prayer.
    Mervyn Carapiet

    Mervyn Carapiet November 16, 2011 |
  10. Thank you for the devotions for Advent and Lent. I enjoyed reading them last year. They were helpful, poignant, educational and thought provoking! Looking fwd to the new ones.

    Diana Thomas November 19, 2011 |