This Advent initiative was started by Bonnie Doon residents Darrell, Ian and Tracy.
Please join Bonnie Dooners who will provide some life and light this Christmas season. Their goal is to create warmth, comfort, and well-being through neighbourly connection. They will light their fire pits in their front yards from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM and use the metaphors of Advent to welcome you on these Sundays:
- Nov 29, Hope
- Dec 6, Peace
- Dec 13,, Joy
- Dec 20, Love
We hope some of you will light your own Advent fire pit in your front yard on those Sunday afternoons! If you want to be included on our map, please write to Mark, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following was shared by Bonnie Doon resident Darrell Muth:
Howard Thurman, author of Jesus and the Disinherited wrote this many years ago, in a different context for a different time. But I believe it speaks for today.
I Will Light Candles This Christmas
By Howard Thurman
I will light candles this Christmas,
Candles of joy despite all the sadness,
Candles of hope where despair keeps watch,
Candles of courage for fears ever present,
Candles of peace for tempest-tossed days,
Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens,
Candles of love to inspire all my living,
Candles that will burn all year long.