In Christianity, Advent counts down the days before the birth of Jesus. Churches prepare with evergreens, symbols of life, and candles, symbols of hope and understanding. These rituals serve as reminders for people to nurture their physical and emotional selves in order to prepare their spiritual selves for what’s coming next. What are you waiting for? How will you prepare to welcome it?
Dr. Jennifer Thomson has been an active UU for 20+ years. As a member of the United UU Congregation she served in multiple capacities. She earned a PhD while she was a single mom to her two daughters and has taught Freshman English at UW-Whitewater since 1997. She completed her MDiv (Master of Divinity) studies at Meadville Lombard Theological School in 2014 and is currently a candidate for UU ministry.