Christmas Day Is In Our Grasp
Advent is the season leading up to Christmas, a time of anticipation and preparation for the Christmas event. We in the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community have not always been welcomed by the church, often causing us to feel isolated from spiritual companions during this wonderful time of year. That is about to change. This year, Liberation Church is hosting a series of Advent services on four consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning December 2nd. We are calling the services “Tré Gay Taizé” since they are based on the prayer services of the Taizé Community in France. Each service is especially designed to welcome the LGBT community into a contemplative spiritual experience with others in meditation, prayer, music and reflections on Advent from a queer perspective. This will be a time of respite from the hectic pace of everyday life during this busy time of year. The services begin at 7:00 p.m., but come early because a light supper will be served before the service at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us for the free supper to meet new friends and share stories over a meal. As Dr. Seuss wrote and the people of Whoville sang:
Welcome Christmas! Bring your cheer! Cheer to all who's far and near! Christmas Day is in our grasp! So long as we have hands to clasp! Christmas Day will always be! Just as long as we have we!
Let’s celebrate the fact that “we have we” and join together in this Advent experience.
Rev. H. Kurt Wieser is the Pastor of Liberation United Church of Christ, located at 13714 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, 216-521-5556.