DECEMBER 2018 @ ST. PAUL'S SPIRITUALITY CENTRE

14 Kingsley Street Byron Bay

Advent and Christmas

Christmas is the season when we celebrate the coming of the Divine Child, Jesus. But it is not just Jesus who we focus upon. The divine child is also born in each of us. We can put aside our worried, over-responsible adult selves for awhile and engage wonder, joy and playfulness. At Christmas we celebrate the God who is eternally young. Our Sunday services over this season seek to reflect this awe and playfulness.

The season of Advent is about preparing the way in our lives for this divine birth. Therefore the services of Advent are all about expectation, pregnancy and longing. The archetype is the Coming One, Emmanuel, the long-awaited Messiah. We focus on hope and renewal during the services of advent, reflected in the gradual lighting of the Advent wreath.

Sunday Morning (and Christmas) Worship

Advent 1: Dec 2nd
9.00 St. Paul’s Byron Bay

Advent 2: Dec 9th
9.00 St. Paul’s Byron Bay
11.00am St Columba’s Ewingsdale

Advent 3: Dec 16th
9.00 St. Paul’s Byron Bay

Advent 4: Dec 23rd
9.00 St. Paul’s Byron Bay
11.00am St Oswald’s Broken Head

Evening: Carols at The Byron at Byron

Christmas Eve: Dec 24th
7pm St. Paul’s Byron Bay

Christmas Day: Dec 25th
7.30am St Columba’s Ewingsdale
9.00am St. Paul’s Byron Bay

Christmas 1: Dec 30th
Open-air worship and lunch at Jack and Hilda Richards' Place, Cooper’s Shoot Rd

Evensong is a peaceful worship service held in the late afternoon and loved around the world for it's beauty and depth. Enjoy the choir, or just sit and take in the present moment, all within an hour.

SpiritSong is a twice monthly opportunity to sing spiritual chants. Some of the chants are interspiritual and will sit easily with people from many spiritual traditions. The chants are interspersed with silence and inspirational readings from many traditions. The music is generally live and like many folk gatherings people of different singing abilities are welcomed as the service is led by our music leaders. As Spiritsong is at the beginning of the evening the atmosphere is relaxed yet sacred. The Theme of Spiritsong this December is Immanuel: God with us.

EVENSONG
Sunday 2nd Dec, 5pm @ St. Paul's, Byron Bay

SPIRITSONG: Theme: Emmanuel, God with us
Sunday 9th Dec, 5pm @ St. Paul's, Byron Bay
Sunday 16th Dec, 5pm @ St. Paul's, Byron Bay

Wednesday Wisdom
We not only can practise our spirituality, we can also understand it. In fact, this is the meaning of enlightenment … it is our capacity to be mindful of what is happening in our inner selves while we do spirituality and reflect on why we are doing what we are doing. At Wednesday Wisdom we read and discuss insightful materials that help us discover the nature of our selves and our spirituality. Wednesday wisdom meets at St. Paul's at 10am on a Wednesday

 

Wednesday 5th Dec 10 am St. Paul's Spirituality Centre
Ladies Guild Service followed by lunch.

Wednesday 12th Dec 10 am St. Paul's Spirituality Centre
Wednesday wisdom: The Spirituality of Longing

Wednesday 19th December 10am St. Paul's Spirituality Centre
Wednesday wisdom: The Divine child

OUR LOCATIONS

St Paul's Spirituality Centre

14 Kingsley Street Byron Bay

St Columba's

William Flick Ln, Ewingsdale

St. Oswald's

521 Broken Head Rd, Broken Head