TIME & HOSPITALITY

Explore the themes of Time and Hospitality with the Abbey.

1. Time

“There aren’t enough hours in the day.”

Many of us are awakening to a longing for a better way to live. We want to shape and use our time for all kinds of good and yet we find we don’t have time to do this. This feeling of a “lack of time” has us carrying a heavy burden, and feeling perpetually stuck and a slave to time. Through the webinar and practice sheet we explore this key question:

How might we embrace the freedom and goodness of God's gift of time in our everyday lives?

Practice Sheet

After you have watched the webinar above, you are ready to dig in and take some initial steps toward embracing the freedom and goodness of God's gift of time in your everyday life.

This practice will help you get started AND reflect on what you are doing.

Join the conversation below or in our closed Facebook Group! We are in this together and need each other's stories and questions to learn together.

2. God's Hospitality

God’s hospitality is pervasive throughout scripture. We have experienced and received God’s gracious welcome.

Yet, we live in a culture of privacy and individuality, where relationships are transactional and loneliness is pervasive. We find it almost impossible to be present and welcoming to others.

How might we recapture hospitality as a central dimension of faithful living as we participate in God’s reweaving work in the world?

Practices for Advent

In Advent, God’s hospitality is made known to us in Jesus.

Join us, this Advent, as we reflect and respond to a different Scripture passage each week. This guide includes simple questions for reflection and ways to respond as we prepare for the coming of Christ. We want to discern how and where we might become vulnerable to being welcomed by others.

Join the conversation below or in the our closed Facebook Group! We are in this together and need each other's stories and questions to learn together.

Abbey Themes

In Everyday Abbey we address a new theme each month. We create space for rich conversation, practice and reflection on what we are learning in our everyday lives about how we might reweave Christian life together.

Starting early in 2019, we will engage each theme with some of the following elements:

Key Question

Shapes the focus of the theme for the month

Webinar

Conversation, stories and reflections to deepen our own practices

Practice Sheet

A simple practical resource to support abbey practices for each theme

Connection

Online space to reflect and share what we are learning and doing together

The Commons

An online gathering at the end of the month to listen and learn from stories of what we have done

Join the Conversation

A closed Facebook group for abbey conversations