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Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Advent Covenant Groups

The Holy Trinity community gathers annually in small covenant groups to prepare for new experiences of the Christ coming into our own lives, into the Holy Trinity community, and into the world.  This year we are using Amy-Jill Levine’s Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent to guide our reflections and sharing.  Amy-Jill is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

In Light of the World, Amy-Jill “explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt.”

Covenant Groups are small groups of 8-12 people who meet weekly during Advent for about one hour to nurture personal and communal spiritual growth. Groups meet in-person and on Zoom beginning the week following Thanksgiving.  Books can be purchased through your favorite book provider.  If you find it difficult to purchase a book at this time, Holy Trinity’s Books for Friends ministry is glad to provide a book for you. Please contact Rev. Mark Lile-King at [email protected].  Sign up below to join us!


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