Advent Prayer Journey 2023

Weekly on Sunday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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As we prepare our hearts for Christmas, we invite you to join Rolling Ridge for an ONLINE Advent and Christmas Prayer Journey.  Each Sunday during the weeks of Advent (beginning December 3rd and including Christmas Eve and New Years Eve), we will offer ONLINE reflections and contemplative sharing at the Vesper Hour from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. "Advent through the Eyes of Mary: Readings for the Advent Season" by Lynn Modranski will be our guide this season.  Click here to obtain a copy of the book 
Along with these five weekly vesper experiences (12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31), we encourage you to journey through this season with a Spiritual Director.  Unfortunately the Ridge will not be offering complimentary spiritual companionship this year.  However, we can offer recommendations with each spiritual director having different compensation expectations.  If you are interested in meeting with a spiritual director during this year's Advent Prayer Journey, please email us.

Although there is no charge for our Advent Prayer Journey, your generous year-end donation will allow Rolling Ridge to continue offering spiritual opportunities to encourage and support those who are seeking a touch of the Divine during these challenging times.  Thank you for your support and partnership in this important work.

We invite you to also join us for our annual Advent Quiet Day on Tuesday, December 5th with overnight retreat options.  

About the leader(s)

Lawrence Jay

As the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge, Rev. Dr. Lawrence Jay works in partnership with the staff to ensure that the guest experience at the Ridge is top quality.  He also partners with retreat leaders to provide excellent programming at the Ridge, and is available to speak about the ongoing ministry and historic mission of Rolling Ridge as a place of rest, retreat, and transformation.  A trained spiritual director and ordained American Baptist pastor, Larry (as he is known by friends) is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, American Baptist Seminary of the West, and the Gateways to God Missional Spiritual Direction Program.  He is also Adjunct Faculty at Merrimack College in the Masters of Spirituality and Spiritual Direction programs.  Eco-spirituality is his passion (and was his doctoral dissertation), encouraging everyone to live into the fullness of our connection with nature, God, and all people.