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St Thomas' Episcopal Church

168 West Boston Post Road

Mamaroneck, NY 10543

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Celebrate the holiday season with a free, outdoor activity.

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On Saturday, December 4 (Rain Date: Sunday, December 5), St. Thomas Episcopal Church will host an outdoor Advent Garden at the Church’s Labyrinth. This activity for parish families, adults-of-all-ages, as well as the broader community is a chance to celebrate the holiday season and is an opportunity to remind ourselves about the arrival of light during a time of year known for long nights and darkness. Attendees may walk the Advent Garden or simply observe its beauty. Whichever way you decide, the Advent Garden has a quiet, meditative solemnity, providing children and adults a chance to reflect on the quiet, peaceful spirit of what can otherwise be a hectic holiday season.

There will be two sessions to walk and experience the Advent Garden, both accommodating 25 reservations:

  • Session I from 4:00PM to 4:45PM
  • Session II from 5:00PM to 5:45PM

We ask all attendees to remain for the entire 45-minutes to hold the space. (Seats will be provided.) All are welcome but we encourage families with younger children to consider attending the 4:00 PM Session. Reservation can be made on this form or by calling the St. Thomas Church Office at (914) 698-0300.

As we approach Christmas, the Advent Garden reminds us of the light that shines within. Evergreen branches, lanterns, candles, and Christmas lights 一 as well as tree logs adorned with figurines from the Godly Play curriculum 一 are arranged to form a large spiral, framing a walking path into the center of the Labyrinth. Accompanied by gentle music, walking the Advent Garden symbolizes the inward-turning we experience as the night grows longer. As each individual moves back out of the spiral, they find a place for their own lantern to shine and leave it there. With reverence, each person watches as the Advent Garden becomes brighter and brighter until the whole spiral is glowing with warmth and light.

On December 4, as day turns to night and surrounded by the beauty of St. Thomas’s grounds, children and adults will walk and experience the Advent Garden. While simple, this is a profound experience and one we hope will bring peace to all during the holiday season.

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St Thomas' Episcopal Church

168 West Boston Post Road

Mamaroneck, NY 10543

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