What is an Advent spiral, say you?
Steph's invite worded it best, and I quote,
What is the Advent Spiral? Families and friends gather around a spiral of pine boughs laid out in the middle of the room. At the center of this spiral is a candle, which is the only light glowing in the darkened silent room. Everyone who wishes to enter the the spiral (young children can be accompanied by their parents) carries an apple with a candle set where the stem used to be.
This inward journey characterizes each of our paths during the dying away of nature in the darkening winter season.
Our careful inward journey leads to the Light at the center of the spiral, a representation of the light within our selves. The individual's candle is lit from this Light and is then carried out and placed along the path of the out-going spiral.
The inner light spreads with each person and slowly, this small allegory of the Winter's darkness gets filled with warmly glowing light.
We also enjoyed a puppet show.
We brought out advent candles home and had a lovely meal.
Thank you, Julie.-K