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Thread of Hope

An Advent 2021 resource

Designed to be used as a daily reflection received in your inbox, or for group study as an entire booklet, Thread of Hope ties together a diverse array of writers, viewpoints and activities.

Each week of Advent begins with an illustration by Latvian artist Arta Skuja. It introduces the theme and scripture passage that takes us through the familiar Advent story, from the angel messengers and the journey to Bethlehem, to the shepherds responding to the message and the birth of Jesus. You will read a reflection from a PWRDF partner, volunteer or staff member, followed by a guided meditation from Cheryl Barker (read or listen!). During each week, a different writer will reflect on a scripture passage and offer a prayer for each day, followed by a PWRDF story.

Su McLeod describes the weekly themes and concepts for Thread of Hope.

Our weekly themes and writers are:

First Week of Advent Spreading the Good News

  • Sunday – Lorenzo Vargas, Program Manager for Communication for Social Change with PWRDF partner World Association for Christian Communications
  • Monday to Friday – The Rev. Martha Tatarnic, Diocese of Niagara, Member of PWRDF Board

Second Week of AdventRefugees on a Journey

  • Sunday – Rev. Scott McLeod, Refugee Sponsorship Coordinator for the Diocese of Niagara, and Fkadu Zeremariam, Eritrean refugee
  • Monday to Friday – The Rev. Nick Pang, Refugee Sponsorship Coordinator for the Diocese of Kootenay

Third Week of AdventResponding to God’s Call

  • Sunday – Charlotte Lilley, PWRDF Youth Council and Board member
  • Monday to Friday – The Rev. Nancy Ford, Diocese of Islands and Inlets/British Columbia

Fourth Week of AdventThe Word Made Flesh

  • Sunday – José Zárate, PWRDF Indigenous and Latin American Program Development Coordinator
  • Monday to Friday – The Rev. Cheryl Kukurudz, Diocese of Brandon

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