Advent Small Groups

Cover of the book Mary had a Baby with a painting of a black woman holding a black baby against a an outdoor night time background

African American Spirituals

During Advent the Monday and Wednesday Small Groups are excited to invite you to join us in our next studyMary Had a Baby: An Advent Bible Study Based on African American Spirituals, written by Marilyn E. Thornton with material from the first edition by Cheryl Kirk-Duggan. Clicking this link will take you to the Amazon page for this book. Mary Had a Baby has four sessions, one for each week of Advent. Each lesson includes Scripture, song lyrics, devotional and contextual information, and discussion questions to stimulate deepening faith and a sense of community. The four spirituals featured in Mary Had a Baby are “Mary Had a Baby,” “Rise Up Shepherd and Follow,” “Children, Go Where I Send Thee,” and “Go, Tell It on the Mountain.” Please contact Rebecca Chase to reserve a book ($10).

  • Mondays 11/30 – 12/21 at 7:00 PM. Contact Jim Whitfield (co-leader) for Zoom link.
  • OR Wednesdays 12/2 – 12/23 at 7:15 PM. Contact Rebecca Chase for Webex link. Judith Snider leads.
  • If you want to participate, but the time is not good for you, please contact Rebecca ASAP – we are open to new times for a new gathering.