Friends around the Church, we welcome you as we prepare for the 2014 publication of Prayerscapes for Advent. Printed copies will be available in many of our churches in time for you to take a booklet home with you or to share with neighbors. Meanwhile, we hope you will pass along this link: https://prayerscapes.wordpress.com to encourage others to subscribe online (or like our Facebook page: wvdisciples to read it there each early morning of Advent). Prayerscapes is provided by the creative minds of our Order of Ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia, and is made possible by your support of the Christmas Offering and Disciples Mission Fund. Please give generously and with joy as the season approaches!


If you receive this information via email, you do not need to respond or follow its instructions, but if you’re visiting the Mountain Prayerscapes site in preparation for Advent and you have not previously subscribed, now is the time to do it!  Just follow the directions on the right panel of this page, and don’t forget to check your spam filter or junk-mail box for the confirmation mailing.  Then watch for the Advent daily emails to begin late in the evening of Nov. 27. 

Congregations will receive paper versions of the devotions for print distribution in mid-November.  If you wish to download a paper copy for yourself or for a friends, just visit the Regional Homepage.

Qustions?  Contact Rev. David Chafin.

We’re in the week in between – between the old year of Matthew’s gospel and the new year of Mark, between the ending feast of the Sovereign with its “When did we see you, Lord…” and the beginning of the fast of preparation (though most of us do not fast, we look for many tools with which to sharpen our awareness of the coming One).  We’re between judgement and the promise of God’s justice, between the “joy of the Lord” and the “outer darkness” with gnashing of teeth.

Sometimes our lives seem to be stuck in between, and in such times it’s good to remind ourselves that wherever we are suspended, God is with us.  We are never lost, never forsaken.  Thanks be to God!

We hope you’ll join us for daily Advent devotions beginning Sunday, Nov. 30.  Click on the Mountain Prayerscapes site and subscribe for email, or subscribe to the feed using your favorite reader.  Email subscribers must reply to verification notice from Feedburner (check your spam filter or junk mail file), in order to receive the posts.