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Our Advent Retreat this year will be slightly different. The retreat will be online and will include times of live teaching, group prayer and individual guided reflection. Our retreat leader is the Rev. Jasmine Chandra.

As you prepare and consider participating in the retreat, we offer these thoughts:

  • find a space that you can set apart for the duration of the retreat - make it comfortable.
  • let those around you know you are on retreat and ask that they respect the time;
  • plan ahead and prepare meals and snacks;
  • remove as much "media" distraction as possible;
  • avoid errands and chores until after the retreat ends;
  • consider joining with others in your bubble - perhaps an agreed location (home, church, etc..). Just make sure you have the equipment and a strong internet connection.

Retreat materials and the final schedule will be sent to registrants on/by Wednesday, December 8. Any questions or more details, contact Cheryl Jacobs or Shawn C. Branch.


About Jasmine Chandra:

Jasmine is the daughter of radio missionaries and spent 12 years stationed in Monaco. After returning to North America she received a B.A. in Religious Education with a major in Counselling. This was followed by an M.Div at Wycliffe College in Toronto where she met Terence. Jasmine moved to New Brunswick after marrying Terence in 2006. In New Brunswick they served in various parish settings for the first 8 years of ministry. They both had a vision for more community-based ministry and in 2014 Terence and Jasmine launched a community outreach organization now called “Pennies and Sparrows”. Pennies and Sparrows focuses on repairing the social fabric in the city of Saint John. Through relationship-based programs and projects, this ministry engages with some of the most marginalized people in the community. In 2020 Terence and Jasmine became co-priests in charge of Stone Church. Terence and Jasmine have two kids and find that sharing jobs and sharing child care, while at times complicated, has been one of the greatest joys in life (and can only be accomplished by the grace of God).

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