Advent by Candlelight 2019 (scroll down to registration form)
The purpose of Advent by Candlelight is to set aside a special time to prepare our hearts for Christmas through the grace of Advent. The evening combines an inspirational message with practical applications, music, fine food and fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENING
3:30 Tour of the Tables
4:00 Vigil Mass
5:00 Social Time at Tables
6:45 Reflection by Sohrab Ahmari
8:00 Dessert & Coffee
9:00 Winning Tickets Drawn
You must contact Tina Terrell in advance to reserve childcare. There are only a limited number of spaces available and reservations are taken on a first come/first serve basis. Contact her at 678-466-1724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About our Guest Speaker
Who is Sohrab Ahmari?
Sohrab Ahmari is the op-ed editor of the New York Post and a contributing editor of the Catholic Herald. Previously, he served as a columnist and editor with the Wall Street Journal opinion pages in New York and London, and as senior writer at Commentary magazine.
His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Weekly Standard, First Things, Dissent and America, among many other publications. He has testified before the British Parliament and appears regularly on broadcast media on both sides of the Atlantic, including the BBC, Sky News, France 24, Deutsche Welle, EWTN and the Fox News Channel.
He is also a Catholic speaker and author.
He was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church. In From Fire, by Water, he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass. From Fire, By Water is not so much about Sohrab Ahmari but about the work of divine grace in his soul disposed to hear God's voice calling him with immeasurable and enduring love. It is the story of the journey of faith in which it is always God Who first calls us to believe in Him and place all our trust in Him. The same humility before God, which disposed the author to respond to God's call, permits him to give a most compelling and indeed inspiring account of how he came to know God, to love Him and to serve Him with all his heart.
Bringing a Dish
In order to make the burden lighter on the hostesses we will be asking each guest to bring a table ready appetizer or hors d’oeuvre to share with his/her table. It will be up to each hostess to coordinate the menu for her table with her guests.
Gift Basket Raffle
There is no charge for the evening but one of the purposes of Advent by Candlelight is to raise money for the Adult Faith Formation ministry. The funds raised will be used to pay off any expenses incurred for this event first and the balance used to bring in other renowned speakers throughout the year and to offer financial assistance for other adult faith programs. We will accomplish this through a Gift Basket Raffle.
This event is open to anyone who wishes to attend. It is not necessary to have been invited by a hostess. Many of our hostesses are offering all or several of the seats at their table to people who register through general reservations. To register to attend, press the blue button below or contact Bonnie Skiles at email@example.com. You can also fill in the registration form below labeled "Advent by Candlelight 2019 Registration Form".
At this time we are actively seeking table hostesses. We have 52 tables available with 1-2 hostesses per table. A hostess would decorate her table with anything from paper products to china and provide one table ready appetizer for her guests. In order to make the burden lighter for the hostess we will be asking each couple/guest to bring a table ready appetizer to share with their table. As a hostess, you could fill your table of 8-12 guests (including yourself) with friends or family or we could fill it for you with general reservations.
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