Advent Abundance

Advent Abundance

At WPLC, we engage in a seven-week Advent. This more historical length of the season helps us to immerse ourselves in the themes of this time–hope, waiting, and longing. (Learn more about a seven-week Advent here.)

After a steady decrease in hunger for over a decade, hunger is on the rise worldwide (UN stat). The impacts of the pandemic continue to exacerbate world hunger. In 2020, the prevalence of undernourishment climbed to around 9.9% (UN stat). This Advent we join in the waiting, and we share our gifts as a sign of hope for the day when all can be fed.

What We’re Doing

Advent Project: SUPPORT Ministry Partners Responding to Hunger

Goals to throw pies in the face: $4,000 (Vicar); $6,000 (+ Dr. Jordan); $8,000 (+ Pastor Jason) 

Progress (11/18): $1,760

Throughout the Advent season, we’ll hear from our ministry partners who work to alleviate hunger. We encourage you to donate towards these ministries through WPLC’s website throughout the Advent/Christmas season to allow your gift to be included toward the progress. Additionally, you can bring non-perishable items to help stock food pantries throughout Chicagoland. 

Click here to donate

Midweek Advent Prayer: Food as Joy, Hope, and Peace 

Log onto Zoom and bring your food, prepare your meal, or digest your food during these short 20-minute prayer services. We’ll gather in prayer, song, scripture, and silence to reflect on hunger and give thanks for the food we eat. Connect at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87951083325 or calling 312-626-6799 with meeting ID: 879 5108 3325.

  • The Joy of Food — Thursday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Hope for Food — Thursday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Peace with Food — Thursday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Host The Holy Family

As we reflect on hunger, we invite you to host the migrating Holy Family for a series of meals. The movement of the Holy Family will help you to build community, recall the journey of the Holy Family, and reflect on hunger issues.

Hosts:

  1. Give refuge to the Holy Family for 3-7 days
  2. Use the Advent Study Guide to reflect on hunger (optional)
  3. Share a picture of the Holy Family at your home (optional)
  4. Physically transport the Holy Family to the next host (we will work to accommodate transportation limitations)

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