Date(s) - November 30, 2014
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The season of Advent is celebrated by Christians around the world as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the coming of Jesus at Christmas. In Advent, we’re reminded of how much we ourselves also need a Savior, and we look forward to our Savior’s second coming even as we prepare to celebrate his first coming at Christmas.
The word “Advent” comes from the Latin word adventus, which means “coming” or “visit.” The major theme of advent is waiting, which is typically quite counter cultural. This year the Carey Institute invites you to pause in the middle of the season to give space to the Christ Child and to prepare your heart for His birth. Inspiration and transformation await.
Carolyn Arends has released 10 albums and is the author of 3 critically – acclaimed books. 15 of Arends’ songs have become top 10 radio singles on the Canadian pop and US Christian charts. Arends has earned 2 Dove Awards, 3 Juno Nominations, and was recognized as the West Coast Music Awards’ Songwriter of the Year.
Arends graduated from Trinity Western University in Langley, BC with a degree in psychology and a minor in English. She lives in Surrey, BC with her husband Mark and their two children. In addition to her busy concert and speaking schedule, she teaches music courses at Pacific Life Bible College and Columbia Bible College, continues to write a bi-monthly column for Christianity Today, and has recently completed a Master’s degree with Regent College.
About the Video Series: AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 20
Cost: $25/individual and $125/church wide
Pre-Registration is now open. On November 20, 2014 you will receive a code to access the video series. It is set up as an online, 4-session series to be viewed on a once-per-week basis over the Advent season which begins November 30, 2014. The series features devotionals led by Carolyn Arends, as well as 4 new songs from her new CD entitled Christmas: The Story of Stories.
Available on Vimeo/Youtube on Carey Institute’s site. Password protected. High definition video compatible for viewing on your computer or through a LCD projector for larger groups. Reflective questions for you to work through will be provided here as a printable pdf and will be included in the video. Subscribers to this online video series will receive a coupon code for 30% off the Christmas CD by Carolyn Arends.
Reflective Questions: These reflective questions are included in the video and are available here as a printable pdf.AdventGuide1 AdventGuide2 AdventGuide3 AdventGuide4
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