Saturday, November 28, 2009

Advent Conspiracy: We can change the world this year

"Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins."
-- 1 Peter 4:8 (from this morning's Daily Office reading)

How? Let me recommend a way:

Last year I promoted Advent Conspiracy, and I am proud to do so again. This is coming from the "Emerging Church" movement, a group of Christians (young!) unconcerned about denominational boundaries (refreshing!) who are focused primarily on serving the world outside the walls of our institutions.

They especially want us to renew the meaning of Advent and Christmas by giving, and especially by bringing safe drinking water to the poorest regions of the world. Watch this video below, and check out the Advent Conspiracy website by clicking HERE.

While we are at it, you should see last year's video. It is a classic:

1 comment:

Andrea Patten-Weerakoon said...

Thank you for sharing this! During today's service at St. Paul's I decided the best gift for my teenaged daughter would be a flock of chicks and/or a few rabbits through The Heifer Project. Now I have an alternate for other family members who do not wish to indulge in materialism. What a great organization! Happy Advent to you and Lori.