Adult Forum in December

by Chris Hardman

In December we will continue "Digging Deep and Rising High" with two very special presentations by Vicki Garvey. She will engage us all on December 4th and 11th with a program entitled "Romping Through Isaiah for Fun and Prophet." This is what she says about her presentation:

"With the beginning of Advent each year, we turn to a whole new set of biblical readings for our edification and formation in the next liturgical year. This year, we turn from a year of Luke to a year of Matthew, and during the four weeks of Advent, we hear each week from the Book of the prophet Isaiah. So what, you may ask, does an ancient, dusty, sometimes grouchy, sometimes exuberantly happy prophet have to say to us in this little corner of Cook County in the 21st century? It turns out, quite a lot."

The texts that she will use are the First Reading for each Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 2:1-5, Isaiah 11:1-10, Isaiah 35:1-10, and Isaiah 7:10-16. We hope you will take a look at these passages before you come to the forum. This group of passages fits very nicely with Dr. Adam Miglio's presentation on Isaiah and the Assyrians.

On December 18th we have our annual Cocoa and Carols sing-a-long which is a much-anticipated event this time of year. Since the Episcopal Church does not sing Christmas Carols before Christmas, this is a good time to get those songs out of your system with the help of each other.

December 4 Vicki Garvey:
"Romping through Isaiah for Fun and Prophet"

December 11 Vicki Garvey:
"Romping through Isaiah for Fun and Prophet"

December 18: Cocoa and Carols

December 25: Christmas Day, No Adult Forum

This will be another great month where we will be "Digging Deep and Rising High." Please join us so we can "Rise High" together.