adoration

A contemplative, ecumenical service of Word and Table.

Adoration on Summer Hiatus

by daniel couper

Hello, friends.

Just a quick reminder that we will not gather this evening for Adoration, as the spring semester is coming to an end. We’ll meet again in late August, so keep on the lookout for details about our first gathering of the fall!

Pax Christi.

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Final Adoration of Spring 2018

by daniel couper

Sisters and brothers,

We’ll gather for Adoration at Munsey UMC in Johnson City this Tuesday at 8pm. This will be our final service of the semester. Please join us, and bring along someone you love!

Pax Christi.

Adoration : January 23

by daniel couper

Hello, friends.

We’ll gather to worship together again this Tuesday at 8pm in the chapel at Munsey UMC. Join us, and bring someone you love!

Pax Christi.

P.S. In January and February, the main parking lot at Munsey will be in full use on Tuesday evenings between AMEn, Upward practice, and Adoration. As a result, the upper Christian Life Center parking lot will also be available and the back door unlocked. When you enter through this door, you’ll come down the stairs and through the hallway towards the CLC lobby where we have fellowship time after worship. There is also a coat rack in that hallway which you are more than welcome to use.

Adoration Resumes Tonight (Weather Notwithstanding)

by daniel couper

Friends,

Adoration will resume tonight at 8pm at Munsey as planned. The skies are still clear, but the forecast looks quite bleak. Please use extreme caution if you decide to venture out of the house to join us this evening. Even if you are comfortable in the snow, less capable others can make the road unsafe for you as well.

If weather keeps you away tonight, we will celebrate all the more when we come back together next week. If you can join us safely, please do! Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service.

Pax Christi

Adoration Resumes January 16

by daniel couper

Friends,

After a winter hiatus, we’ll gather for the first time in 2018 on Tuesday, January 16 (next week). For consistency’s sake, the time and location will remain the same until the end of the spring semester: 8:00 p.m. at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City. A time of fellowship (with refreshments) will follow the service.

Though it may not be a concern for the coming week, cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced here and on Facebook. In any case, please use your own discretion and stay home if it is not safe to travel!

Pax.

Final Fall Adoration

by daniel couper

Sisters and Brothers,

We’ll gather at Munsey this Tuesday at 8pm for our final Adoration service of the fall semester. When we resume in the spring, we’ll continue meeting at this time and location.

Pax Christi.

Adoration : November 7

by daniel couper

Friends,

We’ll gather for Adoration this Tuesday at 8:00pm in the chapel at Munsey UMC in Johnson City. This will be the second-to-last service of this semester. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service.

Pax Christi.

Adoration on All Hallows’ Eve

by daniel couper

Brothers and Sisters,

We will gather as usual at 8:00pm in the chapel at Munsey on Tuesday for Adoration. This being the evening before All Saints’ Day (also known as All Hallows’ Day), we will celebrate the traditional vigil service in honor of those saints who have gone before us to show us the way of Christ. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. See the post script for a more detailed explanation of the service.

Pax Christi.

P.S. Since All Hallows Eve falls on a Tuesday this year, we will celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints at our usual gathering time. As this is the first time this has happened in the 12-year history of Adoration, we can only imagine how this will all play out.

Historically, the Jewish Sabbath began at sunset, the ancient Hebrews’ beginning of the day. The early Christians retained this custom of lengthy vigils late in the evening or during the night before a solemnity (e.g., the Great Vigil of Easter or Midnight Mass at Christmas). In liturgical celebrations throughout the year, liturgical Feast days—including Sundays—follow these ancient patterns of beginning after sundown on the previous calendar day. We invite you to incorporate the original source of Halloween—the liturgical vigil of All Saints— as part of your other plans this week.

Adoration : October 24

by daniel couper

Sisters and Brothers,

We’ll gather for Adoration on Tuesday at 8:00pm in the chapel at Munsey Memorial UMC in Johnson City. Fellowship with refreshments will follow the service.

Pax Christi.

Adoration : October 17

by daniel couper

Friends,

Adoration will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday in the chapel at Munsey UMC in Johnson City. Fellowship and refreshments will be available after the service.

Pax Christi.